Video on alleged discovery of thumb-printed ballots in Ashanti Region fake, says EC

Jean Mensa, chairperson of the EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has described as false, reports that some thumb-printed ballot papers have been discovered in the Ashanti Region.

A video widely shared online show some ballots papers that have been thumb printed in favour of the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo.

In a statement, however, the EC indicated that its ballot papers have unique security features, which the said ballot papers did not contain.

“The Commission’s ballot papers have several security features, key among them being unique serial numbers. Further, all the Commission’s allow serial numbers beginning with the number zero (0). However. the purported ‘ballots’ in the video begin with the number one (1) and not zero (0).”

“We, therefore, wish to categorically state that the ‘ballots’ shown in the video are fake and are in no way, shape, or form the original ballots of the Electoral Commission. We entreat the General Public to disregard this fake video deliberately calculated to tarnish the integrity and credibility of the Polls”

The Election Management Body noted that “the 2020 General Election which was observed by various local and international organisations has been globally hailed as free, fair, credible, transparent and peaceful.”

See full statement below

Source: Daily Mail GH

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