Bernard Allotey Jacobs has criticised the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for accusing the Electoral Commission (EC) of attempting to suppress votes in its strongholds in a bid to influence the outcome of the 2024 elections.
The controversy erupted after NDC National Chairman Johnson Asiedu Nketiah alleged during a media briefing that the EC had deliberately deployed faulty voting machines to regions considered NDC strongholds.
He argued that the move was intended to disenfranchise eligible voters and suppress votes in favour of the NPP.
Mr. Nketiah stated, "There are not more than two centres where these breakdowns are happening which are in the stronghold of the NPP.
“All the rest are in the stronghold of the NDC…It is like His Excellency when he was complaining about politicking within the bar association which turns to campaign at the bar conference."
However, the former NDC Central Regional Chairman, in an interview on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” morning show dismissed these allegations.
He rubbished the claim of collusion between the EC and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to manipulate election results.
In reaction to the NDC's claims, Allotey Jacobs stated, "Any political party that says such a thing shows its weakness…then that party is weak.
“It shows that the party is not on the ground; that, that party has no people who relate with the Electoral Commission."