Ben Ephson, the pollster has lashed out at former President John Mahama over his failure to bring up allegations of ballot-box stuffing in the 2020 elections at the Supreme Court.
Speaking in an interview as part of his “thank you” tour of the Western Region, Mahama said: “2020 election is one of the worst elections organized since 1992.”
“Tell me which election in Ghana was ballot papers printed yet one million ballot papers were found elsewhere… We didn’t witness this under Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan. She [Jean Mensa] knew there was ballot stuffing.”
Reacting to the claims after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) accepted a call by the Electoral Commission for the police to probe the allegation, Ephson said the largest opposition party must move on because the polls are over.
“I think that John Mahama is being unfair to his party. You had the opportunity to challenge the results at the Supreme Court, and what is happening now if he had added it that ‘My Lords, I’ve got this evidence of a million ballots’ I’m sure the Supreme Court would have ordered the police to investigate within two weeks. He did not do that,” the pollster said on Friday, 29 October.
Sealed and finished
Ephson said issues related to the presidential results of the 2020 elections are done and dusted.
He added: “The court has ruled and once you keep doing this, what are you doing to yourself. The 2020 results are sealed and finished. I don’t think you’re energizing your base with this. He [Mahama] should look ahead because there is nothing they can do to reverse the results.
“Mahama has been misguided in all this by some of his advisors. He’s not listening to the general views. If the NDC’s aim is to discredit the EC I believe it’s not going to wash. The nature of the NDC is a bit far remote from their grass root.”