06 Dec Ghana Election: Largest opposition party accuse the ruling party of “ballot paper stuffing”
By Enoch Adjei,
Dateline Africa correspondent
The largest opposition political party in Ghana, National Democratic Congress (NDC) is accusing the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of planning to stuff thumb-printed ballot papers in some regions and turning round to blame it on them.
According to the NDC, the information they have gathered indicates that the plot is to be executed in the Ashanti, Volta, Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions.
The NDC insists the “NPP has hired people whose arrest they will stage in some hotels in the regions mentioned above. The so-called culprits will then confess to the police that they were hired by some NDC executives.”
The party disclosed that it uncovered the ploy through its intelligence gathering and preparedness for the 2020 polls.
“The National Democratic Congress has uncovered a sinister agenda by the New Patriotic Party to stuff ballot boxes with thumb printed ballot papers in the Ashanti, Volta, Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions and blames it on the NDC,” it said in a brief statement.
The NDC’s Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah warned persons involved in such a plot to immediately repent of that thought.