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Ballot stuffing: NDC must blame itself not EC – NPP

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Mr. John Boadu

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the leadership of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of dereliction of duties for not assigning competent polling station agents to all 38,000 polling stations across the country.

He called on the party’s leadership to be real in their accusations and stop bastardizing the Electoral Commission over the declaration of the presidential results in the 2020 elections.

The General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu said this in an interview with Kwame Appiah Kubi, on ‘Ghana Yensom’ morning show on Accra 100.5 FM.

According to Mr. Boadu, the NDC leadership during the last election was so incompetent that they assigned national officers “who went to drink tea and biscuit” at the national collation centre otherwise known as the strong room at the Electoral Commission’s headquarters in Accra.

“What was the NDC as the largest opposition political party supposed to do when it got wind of the fact that some ballots have allegedly been stuffed ahead of the elections?” he asked.

He further questioned why the NDC failed to raise some of these concerns during the hearing of the 2020 Election Petition at the Supreme Court.

“Is it a case that the NDC wanted the NPP to prove their claims in court for them?” he wondered.

Mr. Boadu described as shameful that the NDC does not want to concede defeat 10 months after the last election and has turned around to accuse the EC of not doing their work for them.

He reminded the EC not to waste its time on the “frivolous claims of the NDC.”

“As a party all we know, we have won an election and we are doing everything to reorganize the party’s base for the 2024 elections,” he said.

The NDC has accused the EC of rigging the 2020 polls for the government. 

Meanwhile, the EC has called the Police to probe a claim by former President John Mahama that the election management body printed excess one million ballot papers.

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