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06-Apr-2016  
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has publicly challenged the Electoral Commission to come clear on the actual role Superlock Technologies Limited played in the 2012 general elections after the infamous issue was resurrected by the Interior Minister spilled the beans that the Israeli company transmitted tallied electoral results for the EC.

The resurrection of the controversy on the role STL played in the elections flowed from a statement issued by the Minister of Interior disclosing that the “STL is the company contracted by the Electoral Commission to transmit tallied election results.”

"You will recall that this matter of the specific role of STL in the transmission of tallied election results had been a matter of great controversy during the 2012 elections.

At that time, the NPP had made the accusation that an unaccountable third party, the STL, was engaged in the transmission of tallied election results, thus raising the spectre of interference with results before they got to the EC.

At the time, the Electoral Commission, in a statement issued by the Chairman on 8th December 2012, asserted, “The Commission’s attention has been drawn to allegations that it had engaged the services of a company to do electronic transmission and collation of results on its behalf. We wish to state emphatically that no such engagement has been made neither is the Commission doing electronic transmission of results.”

The Commission reiterated that election results are signed and sent by Fax and no company has been engaged for any such undertaking.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this emphatic denial by the Electoral Commission on its engagement of a private company to transmit tallied election results has been directly contradicted by government.

The huge concern and controversy that arose in 2012 over a private company’s transmission of results arose largely due to the possibility of such a private company manipulating the results before transmission to the EC. It called for the intervention of international observers led by Nigerian ex-President Obasanjo and the flat denial by the EC to achieve some uneasy calm.

Now the case has been shattered by the government itself. 

Did the EC lie to Ghanaians?

Or did the Minister Of Interior lie?

 The big question that arises is why, and also to what end? Did the EC so strenuously deny the involvement of STL in the results transmission when the company was actually doing that function?

So today, we are faced with the ominous possibility that there was a hidden hand of a private contractor in the crucial process of transmission of election results, and the possibility of  the manipulation of the results by this third  party  private company.  This development again throws into major doubt the integrity of the 2012 election results.

"We are also confronted with the side spectacle of NDC stalwarts like Kofi Adams,speaking for the EC and attempting to devalue the official statement from the Minister of Interior.  The question that arises again is, why is the NDC interested in denying that STL was engaged by the EC?

What are the EC and NDC hiding about the engagement of STL? And why are they hiding? Why, why why?

The NPP raised those concerns and questions at a press conference addressed by its Director of Communications. They touched on wide range of issues including the infamous arrest and detention by the BNI of a private citizen who was alleged to have taken photographs of some cars belonging to the ruling NDC.
 
 
Source: New Crusading Guide
 
 

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