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General News of Thursday, 27 October 2016


I can’t rig the polls – EC boss

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The chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei has dismissed claims that the commission can alter the results of the December polls.

According to her, the electoral system makes it impossible for any official at the EC to rig the polls for any candidate.

“I will need Superman’s powers to be able to do that. There is no way that all of us at the Electoral Commission can change the results. It is really impossible. For you to change the results of the election, you have to be at 29,000 polling stations, change the results on the sheets of all the party agents who are there.

“Then you have to run to the constituency collation centers, change the results on the sheets again and change the results on the agents’ sheets before you now come and declare it at the head office,” Mrs Osei told the Ashanti regional House of Chiefs Wednesday.

She also told the chiefs that the EC has put in place adequate backup measures to forestall any challenges on Election Day.

“If one (biometric verification devices) has a problem or breaks down, we will switch to the second one. There is a backup we will bring from the constituency level to support that polling station”.

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