The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has alleged that the Electoral Commission through Dr. Yaw Ofori Adjei has directed that all biometric devices used in the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections should be deactivated.
A statement issued by the party indicated that: “This directive is illegal because Regulation 47 (3) of CI 127 states that “The Commission shall, subject to the provisions of these Regulations, (a) retain for a year, documents forwarded to the Commission; and (b) destroy the documents after a year unless otherwise directed by a court.”
This implies that unless otherwise directed by a court of competent jurisdiction, all records related to elections must be retained and preserved for a period of one year.
It is public knowledge that we in the NDC have disputed the election results. We therefore view this illegal directive to deactivate all biometric devices as a deliberate attempt to destroy evidence related to non verification of voters in the elections.”
Read the full statement below