EC reports missing ballot boxes to police

EC reports missing ballot boxes to police

The Electoral Commission has confirmed that six out of the 44 ballot boxes being transported to the Western Region have gone missing.

“For the 6 empty ballot boxes that fell off the pickup truck to the Western Region, a report has been made to the police. They will be replaced by the Commission before election day,” the commission said in a Facebook post Saturday evening.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has condemned the circumstances under which the six ballot boxes went missing.
The party’s Secretary in the Western Region, Charles Cromwell Bissue, said the EC is bent on compromising the integrity of the December vote.

In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, Mr Bissue said: “As a political party we are not happy. As a result, we have called for a regional executive committee meeting to look into the matter.

“The reason is that; as a political party, we are trying to restore democratic integrity into our electoral processes.
However, there are so [many] suspicions transpiring now, in view of the fact that people do not trust the EC now.
“We were helping the EC to restore integrity but it appears the EC does not want it.”

Mr Bissue also called for a full audit of all the ballot boxes distributed to the various constituencies in the Western Region.

“Because of this issue, we have called all our constituency executives to go to the district EC offices to audit all the ballot papers, count them book by book and page by page to ascertain what is happening there,” he said.

 

Abu Mubarik/Ghanadecides.com

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