- The NDC has accused the Electoral Commission of planning to rig the 2020 general elections
- Prof. Joshua Alabi said the EC is printing ballot papers in excess of the mandated 5%
- He added that that is evident that the EC wants to rig the elections
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The 2020 general elections is just 35 days away and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) seem restless
According to the NDC, the Electoral Commission is planning to rig the 2020 general elections in the favor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Campaign Chairman of the NDC, Prof. Joshua Alabi said the EC is printing ballot papers in excess of the mandated 5% is evident that the EC wants to rig the elections.
“By convention and practice, the EC prints an extra 5 percent of the total registered voters in each polling station to carter for spoiled ballots but what is surprising this time is that the EC is rather printing an addition 5 percent of the total registered voters per constituency in the total number of ballot papers to be printed."
Prof Alabi said the NDC found out that the Assembly Press is printing additional ballot papers at a different location on the blind side of the agents of the political parties and they are not happy about it.
"The NDC is completely upset with the irregularities as the MD of the Assembly Press who is an appointee of the President was an aspirant who contested the NPP 2020 parliamentary primaries in the Nkawkaw constituency and the Convener of Let My Vote Count Alliance, a pressure group of the NPP", he alleged.
In a related development, the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otokunor earlier revealed that the Electoral Commission wanted the New Patriotic Party(NPP) pick number four during the balloting.
According to him, the EC failed on its attempt to give a clue for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to pick 4th position on the ballot paper.
He said he has reasons to suspect that the NPP was given a headway in the first 4th position for their Presidential Candidate to appear on the ballot paper.
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