Fact Check: No data from 2020 Election is destroyed as claimed - EC says

Fact Check: No data from 2020 Election is destroyed as claimed - EC says

-The EC rejected assertions by the NDC that data from the just-ended elections had been destroyed

-According to the commission, the claims were false

-NDC has served notice it won’t accept the outcome of the polls

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The Electoral Commission (EC) has denied allegations that data from the just-ended general elections have been wiped off the Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs).

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in one of its press conferences claimed that a directive was sent to the offices of the commission nationwide to deactivate the BVDs, destroying evidence related to the verified voters for the general elections.

2020 elections data safe - EC
2020 elections data safe - EC Image credit: Starr FM and modified by author
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But, in a statement on Friday, December 18, 2020, the commission described the allegations as “false.”

The commission further explained that it has carefully preserved and safeguarded all electronic and physical records and data relating to the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

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“It is therefore unfortunate that the NDC would continue to make such misleading allegations,” the commission stated.

Meanwhile, John Dramani Mahama is doubling down on his refusal to accept the outcome of the just-ended general elections.

This follows his meeting with a team from The Commonwealth over the elections which was held on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Mahama and the NDC rejected the outcome of the polls described by ECOWAS Elections Observer mission in the country as peaceful, free, transparent, and credible.

He briefed The Commonwealth team, led by its Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland. It is believed that the former president espoused to the team, the reason why he rejected the idea of conceding defeat in the elections.

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In other news on YEN.com.gh, a young lady believed to have completed junior high school after successfully writing her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) has been spotted crying in a video.

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Information picked up from the video has it that the young lady went to check her BECE results and was surprised and displeased with the results she was seeing.

As the result slip was shown to her, she burst out into uncontrollable tears out of disbelief and claimed she wrote the papers well enough to deserve higher grades.

The young lady stood her ground even as people tried to calm her down and insisted she performed better than the grades she was seeing on her slip.

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