Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NPP presents evidence of Elections irregularities and malpractices to the EC

Representatives of the NPP this evening, 31 December 2008, presented evidence of Elections irregularities and malpractices to the EC. The evidence took the form of video footage, audio and still pictures alleging multiple voting, intimidation of polling agents and discrepancies in some results from some polling stations in the Volta region.

The submission of the evidence was in direct response to he Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Afari-Gyan request for the NPP to bring evidence about concerns raised pertaining results and voting in some constituencies in the Volta Region. The NDC also raised serious concerns about the voting and results in some constituencies in the Ashanti Region and has already provided evidence to support their allegations.

The Electoral Commission and representatives of the NDC and NPP spent a lot of hours on 30th December 2008 to resolve some of these allegations but the meeting was not conclusive with the EC promising to continue the process of auditing of such results.

Dr Afari-Gyan stated categorically at press conference held yesterday that such allegations will be audited based on evidence since " the name of the game is evidence".

In addition to successful elections in Tain, this auditing process must be completed as soon as possible if Ghana's new president will take office on 7th January 2009.

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