Kwasi pratt criticises TV3 over EC-STL story

Kwasi pratt criticises TV3 over EC-STL story

Kwasi Pratt, the managing editor of the Insight newspaper and host of 'Hot Issues' of TV3, has criticised a report by, which quoted the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei, as saying that transmission of election results is one of the contractual obligations of Superlocks Technologies Limited (STL) to the commission. 

According to the TV3 report, Madam Osei stated on 'Hot Issues' - which is is expected to be aired on Saturday - that STL's transmission of the results is done in the full glare of staff of the Commission.

“We sit with them. We work on it together," she was quoted as saying.

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But speaking on Accra-based Peace FM on Friday, Mr Pratt denied that the EC boss said anything about STL transmitting results on his show.

He said Madam Osei rather denied that STL does transmission of results for the commission.

According to him, she mentioned provision of biometric verification equipment and the management of the EC's database as some roles that the STL plays on behalf of the electoral body.

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Mr Pratt urged Ghanaians to watch the show on TV3 on Saturday and make their judgement as to what exactly the EC chairperson said.

The EC has consistently denied that STL transmits election results for the commission after the issue came up in the 2013 election petition hearing.

The matter was revived last month when the Ministry of Interior indicated that STL transmitted electronic results of the 2012 elections on behalf of the commission.

Update: TV3 Friday offered an apology to Madam Osei for misrepresenting her. In a statement, the medium said its report that the EC had a contractual agreement with STL to transmit election results was false.

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