Missing EC BVDs can affect integrity of 2024 elections – CARE Ghana

Civil Society Organisation CARE Ghana has cautioned that the missing biometric verification devices (BVDs) belonging to the Electoral Commission (EC) can negatively affect the integrity of the 2024 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The Executive Director of CARE Ghana, David Kumi Addo, who spoke on TV XYZ evening news posited that the stolen devices can be used to disrupt the upcoming limited registration exercise to be conducted by the EC and the December 7 elections if the electoral management body fails to find the kits.

The main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has asked the EC to answer its questions on the incident to clear doubts on the mind of Ghanaians.

Kumi Addo says his checks show that the missing kits can be used to manipulate the data of the EC if those who stole the gadgets are not apprehended immediately.

“This is a national issue and I think all Ghanaians must be interested in this matter,” Kumi Addo told Oheneba Boamah Bennie.

“These devices can be used to delete the data of the EC, transfer voters from one constituency to the other and cause confusion on election day,” he added.

He commended the NDC for bringing the matter to the public and urged the EC to immediately chase the persons that took the gadgets from the store room of the EC.

To him, the NDC or interested parties could secure an injunction to stop the upcoming limited registration exercise since those in possession of the gadgets can hack the EC’s data and disrupt the registration exercise.


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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