- Some ballot papers with duplicate serial numbers have been found in Koforidua
- It was detected during the sorting of electoral materials for Akuapem South Constituency
- It was also revealed that there were shortages in one some of the ballot booklets
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The 2020 general elections is exactly two weeks away and as expected, there are issues that would pop up.
Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that some ballot papers with duplicate serial numbers have been found in Koforidua.
According to a StarrNews report, it was detected during the sorting of electoral materials for Akuapem South Constituency on Sunday, November 22, 2020.
The Akuapem South Constituency Secretary of the opposition NDC, Prince Etormam, who was monitoring the process said there were shortages in some of the booklets and some had duplicated numbers.
“For the ballot papers in the presidential booklets, one which is in tens instead of 142 pieces of the booklets had 141 booklets which means there is a shortage by one. 50 of the booklets had duplicated serial numbers on the ballot papers.
With the Parliamentary, there was shortage of one booklet with two duplicate booklets with same serial numbers on ballot papers, ”
EC officials refused to speak to the issue on record but explained briefly that, the 250 ballot papers in 25 booklets with duplicate serial numbers which the parties have agreed to be put aside will not affect the number of ballot papers needed in the Constituency since they were additional ballot papers.
The Director of elections for the NDC in Eastern Region, Baba Jamal Konney, said the party will ensure that the duplicate ballot papers are either burnt or kept in Police custody before the electoral materials are finally dispatched to the constituency.
In other news, former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings has reportedly withdrawn her nomination forms from the 2020 presidential elections.
According to a report filed by Starr News, Nana Konadu, who was running for president on the ticket of the National Democratic Party (NDP), informed the Electoral Commission of her decision.
The main reason for her withdrawal of her nomination in the run for the seat is yet to be known.
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