The Electoral Commission has refuted claims that it has denied some security agencies from taking part in the special voting exercise for security personnel and the media.
A video has been has been circulating on social media which purports that the commission is denying some security agencies the opportunity the take part in special voting scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
The EC in a statement on Monday, 23 November 2020, has however denied calling the public to disregard the said video.
It said “Our attention has been drawn to a video circulating on social media claiming that the Electoral Commission has denied security agencies the opportunity to register and take part in the Early/Special Voting Exercise slated for Tuesday, 1 December 2020. The contents of the video are false, baseless and unfounded and we call on general public to disregard the said video.”
The EC further explains that “Following the receipt of the various lists, the Electoral Commission captured the details of applicants on the Special Voters Register. A few persons submitted wrong ID card numbers”, explaining: “Unfortunately, those persons were not reflected on the special voters register as their ID cards were invalid. Some of these applicants submitted the ID numbers of the old voter ID card.”
“The commission provided evidence showing details of persons who were not included in the special voters register, as a result of invalid ID card numbers submitted to the Commission.” it added.
Source: Ghana Waves