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Limited Voter Registration: EC Officer Arrested For Registering Applicants With Fake Ghana Card Numbers

Upon investigation, it was revealed that the Ghana Card numbers were fake. It was further discovered that the Registration Officer was complicit because he did not physically inspect the Ghana Card of individual applicants but rather accepted the fake numbers from party Agents.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has arrested its registration officer at the Pusiga District Registration Centre for registering 17 applicants using fake Ghana Card numbers in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.

The Acting Director of Public Affairs Michael Boadu in a press statement said their investigation has revealed that on May 13, 2024, the registration officer connived with party agents to capture the fake card numbers without requesting the physical Ghana Card for verification.

“Upon investigation, it was revealed that the Ghana Card numbers were fake. It was further discovered that the Registration Officer was complicit because he did not physically inspect the Ghana Card of individual applicants but rather accepted the fake numbers from party Agents who had accompanied the 17 applicants,” he stated.

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Boadu said the officer has since been dismissed and arrested following the Commission’s official report to the police.

“The Registration Officer was dismissed. A report was made to the Police and he was arrested. He has since been granted a police enquiry bail while the Police continue with their investigations,” he added.

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He added that the EC subsequently registered the affected applicants through the guarantor system.

“The 17 Applicants were subsequently registered through the Guarantor System,” he said.

In the past few days, political parties and corporate bodies have criticized the Electoral Commission for credibility issues due to consistent errors in their figures. However, the Commission maintains that they are transparent in performing their duties.

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