The founder of Danquah Institute, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has apologized for a ‘false’ alarm he raised in Facebook post indicating some thumb printed ballots have been found in the Volta Region.
[contextly_sidebar id=”vrGWCnojU7nCrZsp5PM3zNGJE6TEcCGp”]Mr Otchere-Darko said in a Facebook post on Saturday said, seals to some ballot bags in the Ketu South Constituency of the Volta Region had been broken and thumb printed ballot had been found in the bags.
He added that the Electoral Commission was not willing to cooperate to address the issue.
The Electoral Commission (EC) hours later said via its Facebook page that, “checks from Ketu South shows that there is no iota of truth in the claim made in the post below. No such thing happened in Ketu South.”
Mr Otchere-Darko’s viral post attracted a lot of criticism against the EC with many saying it was confirmation the EC would rig the upcoming polls.
But Gabby Otchere-Darko following the EC’s response apologized for the ‘false’ claim and deleted the post.
He said the allegations were later “found not to be accurate on the fundamental facts”
Read his statement below
Meanwhile, the EC has confirmed that there were some irregularities discovered with ballots in the constituency, however, no malpractice is recorded.
It said one of the seals were broken due to transportation and handling process.
It added that a few of the ballot sheets had ink splash on them but have been removed and marked as spoilt in the presence of all political party representatives.
Read the EC’s full explanation of the situation below.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana