NDC demands independent probe into missing EC's BVD and BVR equipment

By Beyonce Diamond Kpogli II Contributor
Elections NDC demands independent probe into missing EC's BVD and BVR equipment

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is urging an independent investigation into the missing Biometric Verification Device (BVD) and Biometric Verification Registration (BVR) equipment of the Electoral Commission.

The opposition party contends that uncertainties surrounding the Electoral Commission's data and equipment could jeopardize the fairness and transparency of future elections.

In a press briefing, NDC General Secretary Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey voiced apprehension over the Electoral Commission's delayed response to the issue, raising doubts about the upcoming general elections' credibility. He cautioned that without prompt action, there could be potential electoral malpractice, which might undermine the electoral process's credibility in the eyes of international observers.

Kwetey stressed that the Electoral Commission's handling of the stolen BVDs could significantly impact Ghana's democracy. He acknowledged whistleblowers' contributions in providing crucial information about the missing equipment.

The NDC's insistence on an independent investigation stems from concerns about the integrity of electoral data and equipment. They argue that without transparent measures to address these concerns, Ghana's democratic processes could be compromised. The party emphasizes the importance of adhering to democratic principles and ensuring that elections are conducted fairly and transparently.

Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey highlighted the urgency of the situation, emphasizing that the Electoral Commission's response to the BVD theft would shape the future of Ghana's democracy. He urged the commission to prioritize transparency and accountability to maintain public trust in the electoral process.

In conclusion, the NDC reiterated its commitment to upholding democratic values and called on all stakeholders to support efforts to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections in Ghana. They emphasized the necessity of addressing concerns about electoral equipment and data to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process and uphold the democratic rights of the Ghanaian people.