The Electoral Commission (EC) has described as “misleading” allegations by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it’s overprinting ballot papers aimed at rigging the December 7 general elections.
In a statement on Tuesday, November 3, the electoral management body said: “The NDC alleges that the Commission has secretly increased the number of ballot papers being printed by the Assembly Press Limited, one of the printing houses selected to print the 2020 ballots.
“This is untrue and we entreat the Public to disregard this falsehood.”
The Director of Election of the NDC, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah reportedly alleged that the EC had printed excess of 150,000 ballot papers in a bid to rig the polls for the incumbent, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Akufo-Addo.
“The Electoral Commission finds it difficult to understand why the NDC would seek to cause fear and apprehension around a transparent and open process such as the printing of ballots. This is unacceptable,” the statement said.
The Commission, therefore, assured the citizenry that each ballot paper will be accounted for. “Not one ballot paper will be included in a package that has not been accounted for. This will not happen. Our processes are open, transparent, and robust and will remain so,” it stated.