EC’s stolen BVR kits can be used to secretly register people – NDC

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has raised concerns over the stolen Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits of the Electoral Commission (EC), saying the devices can be used to register people illegally.

The EC revealed in April that a number of BVR kits had been stolen from its possession which raised suspicions.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, May 9,  Asiedu Nketia, said, “The NDC has always been suspicious that the stolen kits could be used to illegally register some people in order to add them to the voters register to enable them to vote on December 7, 2024. That remains our suspicion.”

He said the party has  formally asked the EC to provide them with the serial numbers of the BVR kits currently in use for the ongoing Limited Voter Registration process to ensure transparency.

He went on to state that the refusal of the Electoral Commission (EC) to provides the NDC with the serial numbers of the devices would only mean that the Commission has tainted motives which can mar the credibility of the exercise.

Mr Nketia also indicated that the recording of the serial numbers of the BVR kits used in the voter registration  exercise s one of the  precautionary measures the party is taking to ensure that all parties have their peace of mind.

Mr Nketia further expressed surprise by what he described as the EC’s  lazy approach towards the NDC’s efforts at safeguarding the registration process.

“Why is the EC resisting and stopping NDC registration agents from recording the serial numbers of BVR kits. The question is what does the EC have to hide.. what is their fear over the recording knowing very well that some have been stolen under their watch. We are saying let us track and protect those that are stolen and you are resisting, are you not part of thieves?” he asked.

“If the EC has nothing to hide, they should just allow willing political parties to record the serial numbers of BVR kits during this limited voter registration exercise.”

The 21-day limited voter registration exercise is expected to end on May 27, 2024.




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