Mr. Frederick Fredua Antoh, NPP Ashanti Regional Chairman, told The Chronicle in a post-election interview, that the EC did a lazy job thus preventing over 500 registered voters from voting.
said the queues at some polling centres were exceptionally long, and that many voters felt frustrated and left in the face of the inefficiency of the verification machines, which slowed down the process completely.
cited the Ash Town Methodist polling station, Tafo Assemblies of God polling station and Duase, where the late arrival of voting material, which arrived there after 10:00 a.m., resulting in the massing up of voters into the night.
According to Mr. Antoh
, there were less than 400 voters at the K.O. Methodist polling station, while an adjoining polling station had over a thousand voters held up in a queue.
Chairman also cited an instance where the EC oversaw the miscalculation of figures at collation centres without restraint.
indicated from reports that instead of 96 votes, 996 was entered for candidate John Mahama at the New Tafo Baptist JHS polling centre F150506A of the CPC/Odumase electoral area, while 786 was recorded for Nana Akufo-Addo, an indication that 900 votes were added to John Mahama's votes.
Chairman Antoh also referred to the Asokwa constituency, where a submitted declaration form to the EC indicated that Nana Akufo Addo polled 52,960 against 14,673 by John Mahama.
The said Mr. Manu has reportedly admitted making a mistake in that regard, for which Mr. Antoh
has blamed the EC, since the onus lies on the EC to correct genuine mistakes, instead of rushing to declare results.
suggested that in future the EC should instruct their staff to check and confirm details of results submitted the next day, before final entries are done, to ensure accuracy.
Chairman said he
was awaiting reports from the remaining 45 constituencies in the region to establish other concerns for the necessary action to be taken.