Senin, 10 Desember 2012



HUNDREDS of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) massed up at the premises of  the Superlock Technologies Limited (STL), a private company, at Dzorwulu in Accra on Saturday over claims that the company had facilities to doctor elections results.

The situation compelled security personnel to cordon off the building.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Observer Mission, went to the building where he was told that it provided back-up IT facilities for the Electoral Commission (EC) but the NPP supporters would not budge.

 Led by Mr Sammy Awuku, the NPP Deputy Director of Communications, the supporters said the alleged use of the IT company by the EC was not known to the leadership of the party.

 The NPP supporters insisted that the “doctoring” was being done with the connivance of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

 The NDC officials dismissed the allegation, saying the NPP had called its supporters to the building to foment trouble because of fears of losing the election.

The former Minister of State, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo, blamed the Electoral Commission (EC) for the suspicion of some NPP functionaries about the operations of STL located  in the Ayawaso West Wugon Constituency.

He said the EC did not do well by not informing the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) about its said arrangements with STL, to help put together a data for the election results.

That, he said, therefore, created suspicions among party members, a situation which was unhealthy for the country’s democracy.

He, therefore, called on the EC to take responsibility for its actions and correct the misunderstanding that it had created.

Addressing the crowd, Mr Marfo  gave the assurance that the premises of STL had been checked, adding that polling station agents could always refer to their results in order to make sure that the final  results were authentic

Mr Nii Quaynor, Board Chairman at  the National Information Technology (NITA), who was brought in to inspect the facility,said  the organisation was using its satellite information systems to provide information to the EC.

Some supporters of the NPP, however, told the Daily Graphic that they could not confirm the allegations because they received the information from a radio station.

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