He said that the ministry’s position was influenced by constant peddling of falsehood by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that STL helped in transmitting election results.
The NDC chief scribe was responding on Top FM’s morning show programme yesterday to demands by the opposition for the EC to come out with the truth about the role STL played in the conduct of the 2012 general election.
“The Ministry of Interior’s statement on STL is the outcome of well-orchestrated lies by the NPP,” Asiedu Nketia aka General Mosquito, told the host of the programme. According to the NDC General Secretary, the Minister for Interior is not an active player in the election process and could not have known the actual role played by STL in the 2012 polls, stressing that he (minister) was misled by the NPP’s propaganda on STL.
He said as far as he was concerned and all the other political representatives on Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) were also concerned, STL was only contracted by the EC for the biometric registration process, and its role did not go beyond that.
The Acting General Secretary and National Organiser of the NPP, John Boadu, who was also on the same platform, was completely amazed at Asiedu Nketia’s argument that the NPP ‘fooled’ the Minister for Interior to come out with that statement, pointing out that the NDC’s accusation lacked merit and sense.
“So is Asiedu Nketia telling Ghanaians that it was the NPP who went into the head of the Minister for Interior, held a pen for him and wrote that statement on behalf of the government?” Mr John Boadu queried.
He said that Asiedu Nketia must not be taken seriously over his childish argument, stressing that what mattered most was for the EC to come clear on the new revelation by the Ministry of Interior, which had been a long-held perception by the opposition parties, not only the NPP.
An investigative journalist, Justice Kweku Annan, who helped in breaking the news that STL was allegedly transmitting election results from a building in Dzorwulu, said that Asiedu Nketia was not being truthful to Ghanaians.
According to him, he strongly believes that STL was contracted to help transmit election results, stressing that the NDC was seriously preparing to work with STL again to manipulate results of this year’s elections.
He told the host of the programme that the new $20 million head office of the ruling party has inbuilt technology for that purpose and that he and his team were monitoring the NDC 24 hours every day.
“I know they are monitoring us and we want to tell them that we are also seriously monitoring them as far as the 2016 general election are concerned,” Justice Annan assured.
Source: Daily Guide