A social critic and member of OccupyGhana, Sydney Casely-Hayford, has accused the National Democratic Congress, NDC, of padding the voters register over the years.
Casely-Hayford, who made the allegation on Citi FM’s The Big Issue, also alleged that the padding of the register started as far back as the administration of former President John Jerry Rawlings, adding that his conclusion came through his private correspondence.
“My theory is that, over the years the NDC had started, even from as far back as Rawlings’ time, manipulating the voters’ register.
“I can prove it statistically… I have been tracking that thing for so long now, I’m very clear in my mind exactly where things were going wrong”, he said.
Continuing, Casely-Hayford insisted that from the data that he had gathered through the years, the extra numbers that were on the voters’ register and that has been on the voters’ register for decades were all padded numbers.
“This is where I believe sincerely that the NDC deceived themselves into thinking that they had those million plus votes”.
He further argued that the fact that the NDC was out of power between 2001 and 2009 does not mean they could not have agents to carry out their agenda prior to the 2008 elections which was won by the NDC
“The fact that you are not in power doesn’t mean you cannot have a somebody who is in a position to change numbers that the people who are in power don’t know about,” he said.