Allegations of secret registration with stolen BVRs baseless, unfounded — EC

Headlines Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Mensa
Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Mensa

The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has denied allegations made by a civil society group that it is using five missing laptops to secretly register voters ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Election Watch Ghana alleged at a press conference that the EC was using the stolen Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits to register people without the knowledge of political parties and observers.

However, the EC in a statement dated May 21, insists the allegations are "baseless and unfounded."

The EC said "The Commission urges the public to disregard these baseless and unfounded allegations, as they are without merit.”

The statement signed by the Commission's Acting Director of Public Affairs, Michael Boal stressed "We repeat, the five (5) missing laptops on their own cannot be used to register voters."

He explained that a full BVR kit requires components like a fingerprint scanner, digital camera and printer in addition to a laptop to function.

The EC further noted that all registration centers have political party agents and accredited observers present who receive daily reports of registered voters.

It challenged Election Watch Ghana to provide evidence of the alleged secret registration locations.




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