Convener for political pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), Mr David Asante has revealed the alliance has evidence to prove that the Electoral Commission is aware that there are persons faking the voters ID cards in the country.
“We are in possession of documents that proves the Electoral commission has written a lot of letters to several institutions, notifying them that voter ID cards that were used by employees in gaining employment and in conducting transactions did not exist in their database.”
Mr Asante who was speaking on Asempa Fm said the EC’s response to some of those institutions stated emphatically that the names of such employees were not in the Voters register.
The aspiring NPP Parliamentary candidate in the Nkawkaw constituency said the Alliance had evidence to prove that there are people issuing fake voter ID cards in the country. He disclosed that the alliance has so far discovered over 500,000 of such fake IDs.
“We have discovered over 500,000 fake voters ID cards in possession of individuals in this country” – Mr Asante Stressed
He said the Alliance arrived at that number haven visited banks in the country to ask the number of persons who had presented fake IDs in a week.
According to him, every bank reported an average of five to twenty of cases where the ID’s that were presented were rejected by the EC’s central control database.
‘We had confidential discussions with banks and they gave us the number of people whose IDs had been rejected by the EC’s system as being fake. Every bank gave us an average of five to twenty” – He said
He added that there has been several reports that the security agencies have arrested persons for presenting fake ID’s in doing transactions.
Mr Asante argued that on this basis, calls by some political parties that the old voters ID card should be used as a requirement in the upcoming voters registration exercise is wrong and must not be entertained.
“As a researcher if you tell me that the old voters register should be included in the requirements for the new register, I have every moral right to doubt the rationale behind that thinking knowing very well as a researcher that there are fake voter ID cards in circulation.” – He added
He concluded by saying the Alliance had presented its findings and recommendations to the EC to be considered in its final decision.
The decision by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to compile a new voters’ register has faced fierce resistance several groups including the National Democratic Congress (NDC).The EC has nonetheless maintained its position to compile a new voters register
The commission initially slated the exercise for April 18, 2020, but had to postpone it due to the coronavirus.