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- The opposition NDC has accused the NPP of ballot stuffing and other electoral irregularities in the 2020 general elections
- The party's director of elections, Afriyie Ankrah, says the ballot stuffing was widespread
- Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service says today’s elections have been peaceful
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of ballot stuffing in the just-ended general elections.
Addressing a news conference earlier today, the party’s director of elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, cited some constituencies in the Ashanti Region where he claimed the crime occurred.
He also mentioned other incidents in Circle in Accra and Bimbilla in Northern Ghana.
“It is important that we reiterate the need for vigilance by our supporters and Ghanaians. You have seen indisputable evidence that shows that the NPP is engaging in ballot stuffing,” the NDC’s Communications Director, Sammy Gyamfi added.
That notwithstanding, Gyamfi projected a huge win for the NDC as provisional results troop in across the country.
“Everything shows that we are winning this election,” he said.
Meanwhile, The Ghana Police Service (GPS) says all allegations of crime and impropriety in the ongoing general elections are being investigated.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, the service described the exercise as peaceful with voting resuming at places where the process was halted due to rainstorms.
The service further noted that security personnel had been sent to the Polling Stations where it observed the absence of security presence.
“Also, security personnel will escort all ballot boxes to their collation centres before logging out of their polling station duties,” a portion of the post stated.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong Boanuh visited some Polling Stations in Accra.
Over 17 million voters were expected to take part in today’s voting. The figure is two million more than the number of voters who voted in the previous election in 2016.
The electoral commission has said over 33,000 polling stations were dedicated to the presidential and parliamentary polls.
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