President of Imani Africa Franklin Cudjoe says the probability of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) losing in the December polls because of their insistence on the creation of a new register is very high.
He holds the view that allegations by the governing party that the previous voter register was bloated was an overstatement and over-exaggeration which was not based on any facts.
Speaking on Citi TV’s Big Issue on Saturday, Franklin Cudjoe said the new voter registration saw the NPP lost voters in their strongholds, while the opposition NDC gained voters in their strongholds.
“I want to now believe that the NPP must move away from this long-held belief that the register was bloated. It was not based on science, logic or statistics,” he said on Citi FM’s Big Issue Saturday.
“In fact with the border towns that they claim, apart from the voter suppression and intimidation we saw by the military, even Ketu South turned margins that are consistent with times.
“What has actually happened is that some of their strongholds have either marginally or drastically reduced. Look at Ahafo-Ano and some parts of the Ashanti Region. Anytime the NPP has been in power and actually promoted the conduct of the new register, they lose the election.
Franklin Cudjoe concluded that the new voter register will do the NPP more harm than good and eventually lead to their defeat come December 7.
“If anybody has benefitted from this register, it is certainly not the NPP. So if you think it is just numbers that will let you win an election, the data has not borne us out.”
The registration of voters for the new register has come to an end after the Electoral Commission (EC) allocated 39 days for the entire exercise. In all, 16.9 million Ghanaians were registered as potential voters.