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NDC presents purported evidence of ‘overvoting’ in polls

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has presented purported evidence of overvoting to the press to support its claim that Nana Akufo-Addo’s victory in the general election was not legitimate.

Its National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, said an audit of the pink sheets provided further confirms that President Akufo-Addo was allegedly aided by the Electoral Commission (EC) to win the election.

He said several ballot boxes in NPP strongholds were stuffed with thumb printed ballot papers for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate.

Mr. Gyamfi described it as “Naked thievery” and cited a Sunyani West polling station at the SDA primary school where he says 468 ballots were issued and total votes cast were 466 but 49 persons were on the register in the polling station.

“The total number of ballot papers the EC gave them was 60 yet 468 people had ballot papers and voted.”

Citing a separate example he also noted that although 390 ballots were issued at the Methodist Primary school polling station at New Edubiase, 393 ballots were later found in the box, “so there was clear over voting by three.”

Last week, the NDC also presented what it calls evidence of rigging in the ongoing elections when it played videos of printed ballots purportedly meant to be used to stuff ballot boxes.

It said the instances of alleged electoral malfeasance took place in the Greater Accra, Eastern, Central and Ashanti regions.

The NDC Flagbearer, John Mahama, believes an independent audit of the EC’s election figures will be necessary to settle the tensions over the election results.

He described the Jean Mensa-led EC as the worst the country has seen and accused it of mismanaging the electoral process.

citinewsroom.com

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