The Chief Scribe of the ruling National Democratic Congress [NDC], Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah says the opposition NPP’s calculations which informed its opinion that the register is flawed were based on faulty presumptions.
According to him, one can deduce either pure mischief from the NPP’s calculation or simply a display of low intelligence [blockheadedness] with the intention to deceive Ghanaians.
The New Patriotic Party [NPP] has argued that with a voter population of about 14 million, Ghana has a questionable and statistically indefensible rate of 56 percent of its population being above 18 years.
But Asiedu Nketiah on Okay FM is convinced that this calculation is itself statistically challenged because the 2010 population census based on which the NPP made its calculation is inaccurate.
He enumerated that in order for the NPP’s calculations to be acceptable, they have to base their computation on the 2012 population; adding it is wrong to compare the number of people in 2010 to that of the 2012 voters register.
He further explained that “if per the 2010 census population is pegged at 25 million and for that reason 12.5 million people were eligible to vote then, it does not mean in 2012 eligible Ghanaian voters should not reach 14 million. Are they saying no Ghanaian reached the voting age between 2010 and 2012 for the country to have nearly 14 million eligible voters?”
He, therefore, surmised that it is “either the NPP is acting so dead-set in their ways to do such calculations, or it is a deliberate attempt to deceive Ghanaians by playing mischief.”