Ben Ali Seaman, Bibiani Constituency organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) busily performing traditional rites to the gods

The Bibiani Constituency Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ben Ali Seaman has descended heavily on Ben Ephson, Managing Editor of Daily Dispatch describing him as a fake pollster and greed journalist.

He alleged that the self-styled pollster lost his credibility after he solicited sponsorship from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to conduct polls in their favour.

According to him, during the 2008 general elections, Mr Ephson predicted that Adamu Seidu, NDC parliamentary candidate would win the Bibiani constituency but the seat was won by the NPP?s parliamentary candidate.

?I am telling Mr Ephson to stop his fake polls because I was also offered GH?30,000 by the General Secretary of NDC, Johnson Aseidu Nketia at Cedi House in Accra to stop cursing those who will rig this year?s general elections,? he added.

Mr Seaman, who walked into the offices of DAILY GUIDE on Monday morning, claimed he refused the money and another lucrative contract.

He alleged that due to the suffering of Ghanaians for the past three and half years, any body or group of people who would try to employ dubious tactics to win the elections may be paralyzed by the gods.

?I have invoked the five rivers and two gods in my area to strike who ever, political parties, group of people, individuals among others who indulge in any activities to manipulate the outcome of this year?s general elections,? he added.

?If officials of EC have taken money from NDC the curse will strike all of them and their families,? he claimed.

He also warned security personnel, who would attempt to favor a particular party in an effort to help them win this year?s general elections to desist from the practice.

?Macho men who will also try to steal ballot boxes will be knocked down by vehicles or will face the wrath of the gods, they will have their share of the stroke,? he added.

?Politicians during such times will in one way or the other try to lure electorate with unnecessary things just to entice them to vote for them even though they may not deserve it,? he noted.

?While we are here suffering with our children, politicians have sent their children abroad to further their education forgetting that we were the ones that put them there. They only remember us during elections,? he stated.

He indicated that this year?s general election would be based on principles and projects and not the achievements of political parties.

He noted that one major challenge facing Ghanaians is high school fees, claiming many more children loiter in the cities due to high school fees.

?School dropout rate has increased drastically during these few years and many parents are suffering under this government due to the fact that they can?t afford their wards school fees,? he said.

He said the free Senior High School (SHS) programme proposed by the NPP?s presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, had been embraced by Ghanaians and come December 7, parents, teachers and sympathizers would vote massively for him.

 By Portia Anaman-Agbodo

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