NDC tells EC to rectify electoral hitches

General News of Saturday, 8 December 2012

Source: Joy Online

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah Wild

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has held a press conference Saturday morning to admonish the Electoral Commission (EC) to rectify all problems that plagued Friday’s voting at various polling stations across the country.

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, Deputy Campaign Coordinator for President John Mahama, explained that these problems included technical malfunctions of voter identity verification machines, a failure to distribute electoral materials to polling stations on time, as well as the failure of EC officials to report for duty on time.

Earlier, reports from within the ranks of the NDC suggested that President Mahama himself would give an address at the press conference, but this was not the case.

Afriyie Ankrah also urged all NDC supporters to remain calm in spite of the frustrations they have endured in trying to cast their votes and charged them to vote if they have not done so already.

John Jinapor, the spokesman for President Mahama closed the press conference by vehemently denying rumours that the president met with EC officials overnight between Friday and Saturday, saying Mr Mahama is a “law abiding citizen” dedicated to “due process”.