"Simple Addition Too A Whole EC Cannot Do It? I Can't Understand This! - Pratt Fumes

Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has launched a scathing attack on officials of the Electoral Commission over the rectified errors in figures the latter initially published, relative to the ongoing Limited Voter Registration Exercise.

To him, it is unpardonable for the EC to have a challenge with simple collation of the total number of registered persons.

The Electoral Commission, in publishing the total number of persons who have been registered on Day 2 and 3 of the exercise across the sixteen regions (16) of Ghana, made an error in the imputation and collation of figures.

In a press release dated May 12, the EC acknowledged the errors in the data it released to the public with respect to the total number of registered persons The commission, however, assured that, the anomalies have been resolved.

“The Electoral Commission has corrected errors in the previously released daily voter registration numbers. The inaccuracies were in the cumulative totals for days two and three, though the regional numbers were correct. The Upper East’s day three's total was mistakenly repeated for day four. These have been amended,” the EC's statement read.

Reacting to the EC’s communiqué on Peacefm's "Kokrokoo" morning show on Tuesday, the veteran journalist said, “Is the Electoral Commission saying that they cannot do simple addition. A whole electoral body like the Electoral Commission cannot do a simple addition. How can Ghanaians repose confidence in you? This is just a registration exercise which has been characterised by abysmal happenings. What then will they do about the general elections when it is held?"

"These errors in the results by the Electoral Commission, how do you explain it? We’ve gone to register names. We have the tallies; simple addition, the Electoral Commission cannot do it…I can’t understand this; a whole Electoral Commission cannot do addition. There is no subtraction, division or multiplication and you can’t do this”,
he charged.