The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has stated that its abundant human resources and technical prowess to implement a robust IT system aimed at improving its prospects of winning the 2024 general elections.
Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, the newly-appointed Director of Elections in charge of IT for the party, affirms that the NDC is well-prepared for electoral success and has already tested its IT system during the party’s presidential primary and the Assin North by-election.
In an interview with the media, Dr. Omane Boamah dismisses claims by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) that they possess an insurmountable electoral strategy.
He asserts that the NDC can match the NPP’s IT capabilities, citing their successful handling of the Assin North by-election results in contrast to the NPP’s delayed collation efforts.
He said, “As we speak, their collated results for Assin North by-election is not ready although Joe Anokye was there. For instance, as I sit here, with my Smartphone, I know all that is happening in the 268 centers as far as the ongoing limited voter registration exercise is concerned.”
“But we don’t shout or talk about what we are doing. We did it seamlessly in our presidential primaries without noise. From there, we moved to Assin North, we’ve done it. Not that I am over-trusting the team that we have worked with, but as we speak, we’ve worked together for at least two years.”
He disclosed that, prior to his recent appointment as the Director of Elections in charge of IT, the team that deployed the NDC’s IT system for its presidential primary and the Assin North by-election, was chaired by the former Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, an indication that they have adequate human resource to deliver.
“Let me assure our people, that just as we didn’t make noise about the presidential primaries and the collation in Assin North, we’ll deliver.”
Dr. Omane Boamah emphasizes that the NDC’s IT system is both robust and redundant, drawing attention to the significant data center infrastructure established during his tenure as Communication Minister. He underscores the importance of maintaining secrecy concerning certain state capabilities even after leaving government.
Addressing concerns about the NDC’s capacity for national elections, Dr. Omane Boamah expresses confidence in the party’s readiness and emphasizes their commitment to achieving their goals, with his appointment to lead the Election IT directorate as evidence of their dedication.
He also remarks on the NPP’s success in previous elections, crediting their effective collation of results. However, he reiterates that the NDC’s comprehensive election strategy will present formidable challenges to the NPP in the upcoming polls.
Dr. Omane Boamah concludes by confidently stating that the NDC will emerge victorious in the 2024 elections, citing internal polls and their commitment to countering perceived efforts to limit their chances, such as the Electoral Commission’s decision to reduce the number of voter registration centers.