The electoral commission of Ghana has responded to allegations by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that it has started deactivating the Biometric Verification Devices (BVD’s) used in the just ended elections in an effort to clear the election data stored on them.
But the commission says the allegations are mischievous and palpably false. Explaining in a statement, the EC said the election data is securely preserved and that the deactivation of the BVD’s is standard procedure to protect the data stored on them and not get rid of it as being purported by the NDC.
The statement also said the NDC is very aware of this fact as the entire process was demonstrated to representatives of political parties present at an Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting which the deputy general secretary for the NDC, Mr. Peter Boamah Otukunor and Mr. Daniel Amartey, the deputy director of elections for the NDC were present.
The statement said the election data is secure and whoever requests for them using the laid down procedures will be furnished with it.