A national chairman aspirant of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has defended a leaked tape that has gone viral on social media.
In the said leaked tape, Asiedu Nketiah, the current NDC General Secretary, was heard telling some party delegates in the Ashanti Region that the NDC had to contest the 2020 election results in the Supreme Court without the collated results because its Information Technology (IT) system crashed.
He indicated that the Director of IT for the party, Osei Kwame Grifiths, told the party leadership the the software for collating the results had crashed after receiving results from 5 regions.
Some NDc members have chastised him for revealing this information barely a week to the NDC national congress.
But Mr Asiedu Nketiah, who was speaking on Dwaboase on TV XYZ mounted a spirited defense saying what was contained in the leaked tape is no news.
“These are matters I have spoken about from time immemorial as the party’s General Secretary,” he said. “I told the Supreme Court the same thing when I mounted the witness box in the 2020 Election Petition.”
“This is nothing new except the people want to make a political meal out of it,” he said.
“When I was asked about the NDC’s collated results I said I have none, besides, it is not the business of the NDC to collate results,” he argued.
It is the EC’s job to collate results,” he said, adding that the NDC can only collate results for its internal purposes.
“We compile results for internal consumption not for the EC and the court’s consumption,” he said.
He also narrated that it was the NDC’s quest to challenge the EC’s collated results because the EC collated multiple results using the wrong procedures.
“Go and check what happened in Techiman South Constituency,” he said while arguing that “the figures are not consistent.”