NPP’s rigging machinery in the Ashanti region cut to size ...as it records unprecedented low figures in the biometric data
5/9/2012 10:44:29 PM -
Painstaking investigations conducted by The True Statesman have revealed that the Ashanti region has suffered a significant drop of over 100,000 voters in the just ended biometric voter's registration.
Our investigation also shows that voter population in Ashanti region recorded no growth from the 2008 figures. Without the 3 per cent population growth rate over the four years, the current biometric register in the Ashanti Region is 100,000 less than the figure in the same region in 2008.
The total registered voters were 2.5million, and in 2012, the figure is little over 2.3million.
It was surprising to note that constituencies in the Ashanti Region recorded remarkably lower figures as compared to those in the 2008 voters register. For instance, the registered voter population of Menhyia has dropped from 121,000 in 2008 to 105,000. Subin constituency also recorded 70,709 in 2012 as against 87,451 in 2008.
The story is not different in Ejisu/Juabeng and Suame, which reduced its voter population from 155,000 and 80,000 in 2008 to 105,000 and 70,000 respectively in 2012.
Logically, there ought not to be any reduction in the voter population in any area. If anything at all, after four yrs, the population in any area has to see some growth. So, if we're seeing reduction instead of growth aft 4 years, it raises a lot of questions.
It also bring to the fore the long held suspicion that figures from the Ashanti Region have been over-bloated.
It would be recalled that during the 2008 general elections, most constituencies in the Ashanti region recorded over 100% voter turn up which was quite unusual. In temple booth KMA stores polling station in Suame, there was over 139% and that is just one of many instances of election rigging by the NPP in the Ashanti region.
The latest figures generated from the biometric registration process given a true representation of the situation in the Ashanti Region and it appears the NPP's rigging machinery has suffered a great damage.
The True Statesman