The Greater Accra Regional minister and Member of Parliament for Kpone Katamanso Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has claimed that the just ended 2016 general elections were rigged, as there were numerous cases of overvoting especially in the Ashanti Region.
He said that in some polling stations some polling agents for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were stationed away from the polling officers issuing ballots papers, which gave the leeway for these officers to hand over more than one ballot paper to voters.
Mr Afotey Agbo in an interview with Accra FM said, "Some of our people (agents) were not vigilant at the polling stations because instead of sitting close to the polling officers who were issuing the ballot papers, they were asked to keep a distance and out of ignorance or influence, they did. Then people had a field day and issued more than one ballot paper, some three, some four, some five, to vote."
He further stated that in the polling stations in the Ashanti Region, there were cases of overvoting but as they could not hold on to the allegations, they let matter go, so as to avoid creating problems for the country. He however assured that the same mistakes would not be made again.
"Where you needed a party supporter to be firm and strong, he thought he could take revenge on some people within the party who may have offended them. Even within my own constituency where I won, I should have had more votes than what I had, but some who contested against me in the primaries were going round with a group formed within the party, from community to community, with a diabolical plan, telling the people to vote skirt and blouse," he added.
He also posited that the loss of several parliamentary seats from the party was due to some of the NDC members intentionally campaigning against the party.