Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission in charge of operations Samuel Tettey has debunked claims made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the government is in bed with the Electoral Commission to rig the 2024 elections.

The NDC, while criticizing President Akufo-Addo over his comments about not relinquishing power to someone he once defeated, argued that he had been emboldened by the Electoral Management body.

During a press conference on Thursday, May 16, the NDC warned the EC against rigging the elections in favor of the NPP.

But addressing the media in Accra on Friday, May 17, Deputy Electoral Commissioner Samuel Tettey indicated that the electoral process makes rigging impossible.

The deputy commissioner insisted that the EC cannot be blamed for the outcome of electoral results, urging political parties to adequately train agents to actively observe the polls.

He added that elections are won at the polling stations and not at the EC headquarters.

“The Electoral Commission is in no position to rig the 2024 general election for any political party, the electoral process is transparent, and contains all the necessary checks and participation of all stakeholders, especially the political parties, such that rigging an election in Ghana is impossible.”

The Electoral Commission (EC) also announced during the press conference that the commencement of voter ID card replacement for victims of the Akosombo dam spillage starting on Thursday, May 30 will be free of charge.

On the issue of the total number of new registrants, the EC said 391,111 new voters have been registered so far in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.

Source: Ghana/ King Gaglo