NDC’s claims of vote-rigging unfounded – EC

NDC’s claims of vote-rigging unfounded – EC

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The Electoral Commission’s (EC) says claims of vote-rigging of in favour of President Akufo-Addo are unfounded, following a preliminary investigation.

However, a highly placed source at the EC told the Ghana News Agency that no official report had been lodged at the Commission concerning the allegations.

The source explained that the supposed Sunyani West (Bono) SDA Primary School, Chiraa 1 Polling Station, initially had a total of 49 voters, however, the register was later updated to 610.

The Commission duly notified the political parties and also served them with the updated register before the election.

The EC official said their checks indicated that allegation of vote padding in Ejisu, Atwima Kwanwoma, Akrofuom, Atwima Nwabiagya North, Manhyia North, and Gushegu constituencies were untrue.

“It is not possible for us to do that because we carried along with all stakeholders every step on the way, from the voters registration to the declaration of results,” the source said.

The source said all the temporary and permanent officers of the Commission were given a strict code of conduct and cautioned that punitive actions would apply if found culpable of any offence.

“For example, if an allegation of over-voting is proven to be true at a polling station, the Presiding Officer will be required to provide answers to the Police and the court on how that happened and why the fellow should not be punished,” the source said.Source:GNA

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