University of Ghana SRC Electoral Commissioner Rexford Opare has revealed that software developer Mr.Ato Forson will be providing the commission with software for this year’s SRC election.
Speaking on Radio Univers this morning, Mr.Opare stated that Mr.Forson has provided the commission with software for previous elections and thus finds nothing wrong with the use of his software.
It will be recalled that Mr.Ato Forson’s software was used in last year’s election after which some students of the university accused him of manipulating the software to favor eventual winner Davis Ohene Fobi. The said students proceeded to file a petition at the SRC’s Judicial Board challenging the electoral results. The Bureau of National Investigation interfered at a point in time by picking up the software developer for questioning.
The SRC Judicial board while hearing the case ruled that Davis Ohene Fobi, the declared winner at the close of polls be sworn in pending the final determination of the case. The board then adjourned sitting indefinitely.
On Forson’s software
Mr.Opare believes Mr.Forsons Credibility as a software provider is not in doubt.
“So if you are talking about credibility, this is someone who has been able to organize elections for the past years for the university of Ghana, so if we are talking about someone we can even trust and someone who can organize transparent election I think someone who has organized past elections without ever hearing any issue, so notwithstanding what happened last year, so as it stands now we are going by the same Forson as we said earlier”, Opare said.
Mr.Opare also believes it will offer the software developer an opportunity to redeem his image.
“ I think if really forson did a very good job, this is another opportunity for him to redeem his image as an IT developer”
Nominations for this year’s election is expected to be opened by next week.