- The NIA is demanding the NDC produce evidence for the allegations leveled against the Authority
- The NDC has alleged the NIA and EC are in bed to rig the December 2020 elections in favour of the NPP
- Ghana goes to the polls on December 7, 2020
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The National Identification Authority (NIA) is challenging the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to make available evidence to support their allegations against the Authority.
The NDC on Thursday alleged that the NIA is conspiring with the Electoral Commission to rig the 2020 polls for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
But in a press statement released on Friday, May 15, the NIA says the NDC has a duty to report to the police of security agencies if they have any evidence of their allegations.
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“NIA is not part of the election management architecture in Ghana. There is no conspiracy between NIA and EC to rig the 2020 elections. Election rigging is a serious criminal matter with dire political, economic, and social consequences for any nation.
"Any person, party or institution alleging such a criminal conspiracy has a duty to report the same to the police and provide the requisite evidence to support investigations and/or prosecution,” the NIA said.
The NIA further noted that it does not operate on the basis of political strongholds.
The NDC had suggested at their press conference that the NIA and EC are bent on rigging the 2020 elections in favor of President Akufo-Addo.
Addressing the media on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, alleged that the National Identification Authority prioritised the Ashanti Region during its registration exercise since the region is noted to be an NPP stronghold.
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“Our operations planning is based on population statistics obtained from the Ghana Statistical Service. There has been no deliberate effort to prevent applicants in any region to register,” the NIA responded to the party.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that controversial pastor and founder of International God's Way Gospel Church, Angel Obinim, has allegedly suffered a heart attack.
He is currently hospitalised at the health facility in East Legon, Accra, and undergoing treatment.
This happened when some policemen stormed Obinim’s church to arrest him.
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