A Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has responded to concerns raised by former President John Mahama the Electoral Commission (EC) is printing new voter ID after the registration exercise on the blindside of the political parties.
“Is that not an absurdity? Foolishness and madness to say?”, Nana Obiri Boahen shot down claims on Manhyia-based Opemsuo FM morning show during a telephone conversation.
According to Nana Obiri Boahen, the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s flag bearer, Mr. John Mahama accusation EC plans to rig the upcoming December 7 polls is out of sense.
“This is a clear of foolishness! NPP unlike NDC and CPP we win elections on merit. So we don’t need EC to rig the election for us”, the private legal practitioner told host, George Opoku Mensah Agudey on “Nkwantananso” political talks how.
Meanwhile, the EC said its attention has been drawn to reports on social media claiming that the elections management body is printing new cards even after ending the registration
However, the EC in a statement described the said report as “false” and “misleading”.“During the just-ended Registration Exercise, few centers experienced the production of duplicate ID cards which resulted from registration kits bearing the same codes.
“As such the cards in the video belong to those persons with duplicate voter ID numbers. They were authorized by the Commission, printed at the Headquarters, and subsequently sent to the District Offices for lamination and distribution”, the EC clarified in the statement.
“The public is therefore advised to disregard the video,” the Commission further stated.
Source: News Desk.