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EC releases list of firms printing Dec 7 ballot papers to refute NDC’s claims

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The Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) has refuted claims by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the printing of ballot papers for the December 7 elections.

The largest opposition party had on Sunday raised concerns about the printing of the ballots, calling out the Commission for allowing the Assembly Press, headed by a known member of the New Patriotic Party, to be part of firms printing the ballots.

The NDC also said the Commission has failed to provide ballot statistics since it started printing the ballot papers, further accusing the elections-management body of printing in excess of 150,000 against the norm.

But a statement issued by the EC on Tuesday, November 3 asked the public to disregard the claims as false.

“The Electoral Commission finds it difficult to understand why the NDC would seek to cause fear and apprehension around a transparent and open process such as the printing of ballots,” the Commission said.

“This is unacceptable.

“The Commission assures the citizenry that each ballot paper will be accounted for. Not one ballot paper will be included in a package that has not been accounted for.

“This will not happen. Our processes are open, transparent and robust and will remain so.”

It listed the printing houses as follows:

1. Buck Press LimitedAssembly Press (Ghana Publishing Company)

2.Acts Commercial Limited

3.Fonstat Limited

4.Yasarko Limited

5.Innolink

6.Checkpoint Limited

In the special case of Assembly Press, the Commission said it is a “state institution which at any point in time is headed by Appointees of an incumbent Government”.

“It is also a well-known fact that the Assembly Press headed by Appointees of the NDC printed the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2012 and 2016 ballot papers.

“In spite of who heads the Assembly Press, the effective monitoring and participation by the Political Parties and Security Agencies in the Commission’s printing processes makes it impossible for any Printing House be it State owned or Private to manipulate and compromise the printing process.”

It urged the public to disregard NDC’s “attempt” to cause “fear and panic and heighten tension in the lead-up to the December 2020 Elections”.

Source: 3news.com

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Bring Out The List Of The 500 Students You Distributed The Laptops To – Lydia Alhassan Dares John Dumelo

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NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan has told John Dumelo to provide the list of the 500 students he claimed he has distributed laptops to.

It could be recalled that John Dumelo recently shared videos and photos of himself distributing laptops to tertiary students in the constituency he is contesting for.

Clashing on 3FM for face to face debate, Lydia pinpointed some of her achievements during her two years of representation of the constituency in Parliament.

She now challenged her opponent in the person of John Dumelo to prove that he indeed distributed laptops among 500 students in the constituency.

“I can confirm he gave less than 20 laptops so if he is talking about laptops, he should give us a list of the 500 people he distributed those laptops to, she said.

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I will Abolish English Language in Ghana if Elected – Akua Donkor Promise

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The election day is getting closer and Akua Donkor who is the Presidential Candidate for Ghana Freedom Party, promised to abolish speaking of English when voted into power.

During an interview with Abeiku Santana on Okay FM, Akua Donkor made her intentions clear when asked about her plans for the country and how she will rule should she be given the nod ahead of other candidates on December 7th.

I will abolish speaking of English language in Ghana ,it is by Wisdom that God creates we human beings so we don’t rule by English language but wisdom” she said

She believes the country’s stress to making English language an official language plays a role in it’s under development, hence the need to shift attention away from the Language and stick to our Local language.

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Armed Robbery Cases Go Up Whenever NPP Is In Power – Says John Dramani Mahama

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Flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has disclosed that there is consistently increment in armed robbery cases anytime the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in power.

According to the former president, the robbery attacks in Yendi and its surrounding communities in the Northern Region has increased drastically. This is what John Mahama had to say in whilst addressing the people of Yendi in a rally;

“It is when NDC is in power that we feel safe and secure. Anytime the NDC leaves power, we have an upsurge in an armed robbery cases.’

 

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