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General News of Friday, 7 October 2016


NPP cloning EC’s biometric machines - Anyidoho alleges

Deputy General Secretary of ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) KoKu Anyidoho has accused members of opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) of cloning Electoral Commission’s (EC) biometric machines.

Mr Anyidoho alleged that it is the strategy of NPP to clone the machines and end up jamming the machines and distorting the electoral process in their favour.

Speaking on Abusua FM’s Abusua Nkommo hosted by Kwame Adinkrah, he claimed the NPP is doing this just to rig the December polls.

He said the vice presidential candidate of NPP Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was trying to test the waters, hence his decision to verify his voter card outside the Commission’s designated center in the North months ago.

‘We have picked intelligence that the NPP wants to clone EC machines at undesignated centers to rig the elections which will in turn jam EC machines. They are the ones planning to rig the elections and not NDC; it is possible for them to swap EC machines with theirs.

That is why Bawumia did what he did. That is the same reason why they wanted to change the voters’ register at all cost, …Bawumia and Nana Addo should bow their heads in shame, we NDC don’t have rigging formula, we have a manifesto that is why we have been campaigning strongly, we have a strong message,’ he claimed.

Touching on election rigging counter accusations, he described NPP members as liars who are just throwing dust in the eyes of the public.

‘It’s very ironical that the same Ablekuma West constituency where Nana Addo has been accused of rigging elections in favour of his close friend and associates Ursula Owusu, you stand in the same place to accuse your opponent of having copy right in election rigging,’ he wondered.