The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare to investigate the alleged printing of one million extra ballot papers by Innolink Printing Press during the 2020 general elections.
The petition signed by General Secretary Asiedu Nketia said the papers
According to the Party, “when our agents confronted, the supervisors at Innolink, they gave all manner of incoherent answers. One claimed that it was a ‘back up’ while another lady in charge of the bindery claimed they were meant for ‘run-off. Seemingly confused, officials of Innolink could not provide any further tenable answers.”
“When EC officials were asked about the above development, they denied any knowledge of same…our agents insisted that the ballots should be destroyed forthwith. They ensured that all the ballots which were estimated at over one million were shredded and scheduled for destruction,” the party claimed.
were printed illegally, calling for the prosecution of the Electoral Commission if found culpable.
Despite the destruction of the papers by the Electoral Commission, the NDC believes that some of the excess ballots were sent to the Ashanti Region before the discovery by the Party’s agents.
The NDC attached videos of the papers being discovered at Innolink, photographs of the papers, video reports among others to the petition.
“While looking forward to your swift investigation and prosecution of culprits involved in the above criminal act, the National Democratic Congress wishes to assure you of its full cooperation in the conduct of your investigations,” they added.