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Elections 2024: NDC Warns EC, Akufo-Addo Over Attempts to Rig December 7 Election

Kwetey further issued a firm notice to the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission that the 2024 elections will not be business as usual.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has warned the Electoral Commission (EC) and President Akufo-Addo against attempts to manipulate the 2024 general elections.

In a press conference on Thursday, May 16, General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Fiave Kwetey, warned President Akufo-Addo on what they labelled as his reckless comments regarding the transfer of power to the major opposition party, NDC, alleging that it’s influenced by the EC’s intention to rig the 2024 elections in favour of the NPP.

“We in the NDC are not taking President Akufo-Addo’s unguarded remarks lightly and would like to caution that President Akufo-Addo is treading on treacherous ground, possibly encouraged by assurances that the Electoral Commission (EC) will rig the 2024 elections in favour of the NPP. If the EC, by any chance, harbours such plans, then they better revise their notes,” Kwartey said.

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The NDC accused the EC of what they termed as transpositional rigging when they accepted some errors and later corrected them in the first four days of figures of the ongoing limited voter registration across the 16 regions.

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The NDC said assertion by the EC that these errors in regional figures did not impact the total count is misleading.

“On May 12, 2024, the Electoral Commission issued a press statement acknowledging erroneous figures previously released and attempted corrections. However, they claimed the total number of registered voters over the four days remained unchanged. This situation exemplifies what we term transpositional rigging where figures are shuffled between categories without affecting the overall total. The assertion by the EC that these errors in regional figures did not impact the total count is patently misleading,” he stated.

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He further urged the EC to take the handling of electoral figures extremely seriously.

“It is imperative that the EC approaches the handling of electoral figures with the utmost seriousness, as these numbers are fundamental to the integrity of the elections. No voter should be disenfranchised due to careless errors,” Fifi Kwetey stated.

Kwetey further issued a firm notice to the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission that the 2024 elections will not be business as usual.

“We are issuing a firm notice to the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission: the 2024 elections will not be business as usual! We are also here to declare unequivocally that any attempt by the EC to violate CI 127, which governs the conduct of the general elections, will be met with resolute resistance from us. We will not stand idly by while the EC undermines the time-tested electoral processes that are well recognised and respected by all stakeholders,” he added.

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