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EC To NDC Afriyie Ankrah-All Information On 2020 Election is Intact

The Electoral Commission (EC) has said no information relating to the 2020 general election has been destroyed.



It said the biometric verification devices (BVDs) had been activated for voting purposes only. When you’re not voting, you don’t need them to be activated,” the Deputy Commissioner of the EC in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Bossman Eric Asare, told the Daily Graphic in an interview Sunday [December 13, 2020].

“When you deactivate, you haven’t destroyed the information,” he pointed out.

Context

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), in a statement signed by its Director of Elections, Mr Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, had said the party’s attention had been drawn to the fact that the EC had directed that all biometric devices used in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections should be deactivated.This directive is illegal because Regulation 47 (3) of CI 127 states: ‘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’,” it said

It said per the law, 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, therefore, called on the EC to take steps to preserve all relevant documents related to the elections, as required by law, as “we shall hold

it responsible if it fails to do so”.

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