Information available to Cover Ghana Media Network suggests that, the National Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party Mr. Henry Nana Boakye (Nana-B) has reportedly misled the Broadcast Journalist of TV3 Mr. Alfred Ocansey during the station’s December 2020 elections coverage to make Fake Projections of Parliamentary seats won by Political parties.
It will be recalled that, the Elections Command Centre of TV3 through Mr. Alfred Ocansey has Projected a total of 149 Parliamentary seats for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) against a total of 126 Parliamentary seats won by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the December 2020 Polls.
The projections made by the station came at the time the Constitutional mandated body responsible for the conduct of the elections thus; the Electoral Commission of Ghana received Certified results from only 7 out of 16 administrative regions in the country.
Many Ghanaians, Civic Society Groups most especially the largest opposition political party National Democratic Congress have expressed worry and subsequently questioned the credibility of the projections made by TV3 through its Broadcast Journalist Alfred Ocansey. While other Ghanaians believed that, Alfred Ocansey was misled by Henry Nana Boakye Nana-B.
But, in the recent revelations, it was reported that, the figures Projected by TV3 came from the National Youth Organizer of the governing New Patriotic Party Mr. Henry Nana Boakye (Nana-B), who was very active on social media during the electioneering processes and providing what the public described as FAKE FIGURES.
It is still unclear why a commercial media house like TV3 could solely depend on figures put out by a political party which shows key interest in the December 2020 Polls without confirmation from the outfit of the Electoral Commission.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission of Ghana in its recent update declared a total of 137 Parliamentary seats for the NPP, 136 Parliamentary seats for NDC and one (1) independent Candidate with Sene West Constituency Parliamentary seats outstanding following a court case.
Below is the press statement issued by EC on Parliamentary seats won by Political parties.
Currently, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Sene West Constituency has been declared the winner of the seat after the disputed ballot box at the Wenchi high court making NPP and NDC having a tie of 137 Parliamentary seats with one independent seat.
Below was the post made by Henry Nana Boakye Nana-B which the public believed to have been the source of Alfred Ocansey of TV3’s projections.
“DO NOT BE ALARMED
NPP LOST 36 SEATS OUT OF 169
NDC LOST 13 SEATS OUT 106
NDC NOW HAS 126 SEATS
NPP NOW HAS 149 SEATS (A CLEAR MAJORITY)”
See below the video of Alfred Ocansey emphatically making a categorical Projection of the Parliamentary seats won by Political parties.