‘Your belated admission to stolen BVDs casts doubt on your credibility’ — NDC to EC

Headlines Fifi Kwetey, NDC General Secretaryleft and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission EC, Jean Mensah
Fifi Kwetey, NDC General Secretary[left] and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensah

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cast doubt on the credibility of the Electoral Commission (EC) following its belated admission that some biometric verification devices (BVDs) used in elections went missing.

The Electoral Commission (EC) dismissed allegations that seven Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs) had been stolen from its stores.

Rather, it said, five laptops from the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits have gone missing.

However, the EC directors have reportedly confirmed at an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting that some BVDs used for biometric voter verification went missing.

At the party's regular Moment of Truth press briefing on Monday, April 15, General Secretary Fifi Fiavi Kwetey questioned the EC's initial denials.

"The dismissal responses from the EC officials to such a serious breach are unacceptable and insult the intelligence of every Ghanaian," said Kwetey.

The NDC chief scribe noted that the stolen electronic devices, even if obsolete, could be engineered by malicious actors to sabotage Ghana's elections.

"The potential misuse of the stolen laptops in mock setups or training by Malicious actors poses a direct threat to the integrity of Ghana's electoral system," Fifi Kwetey stated.

He added that the theft "not only poses a clear security risk but also casts serious doubts on our ability to trust an institution that fails to safeguard essential equipment for a transparent and credible election."

The party is demanding a full investigation and accountability from the EC to restore confidence in the commission to securely conduct free and fair polls.

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