The Electoral Commission (EC) has called on the Police to investigate claims made by former President John Mahama that the commission thumb printed one million ballot papers to favour President Nana Addo Dankwa in the 2020 presidential election.
At the Let the Citizens Know series held in Accra Monday afternoon (October 25), the EC described the claim by the former President as "false and untrue" and stressed that it was in the public interest for the police to initiate full-scale investigation that would require Mr Mahama to provide evidence to the claim he made.
The Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Eric Bossman Asare, who addressed the media, said an investigation into the matter would help to maintain public confidence in the country’s electoral process.
"The former President has said the EC thumbprinted one million ballot papers for the President of the Republic. This is untrue; and it is a great matter that undermines the credibility of the electoral system and should not be ignored."
"We see that our silence on this matter has dire consequences on public confidence in the Commission, and we want the police to investigate it," he stressed.
He also refuted five other allegations the former President made including the use of military to influence the election results; 2020 elections was the worst in the country’s electoral history; EC is responsible for the violence in Techiman South; the election was fraudulent; and the Chairperson of EC is running from accountability," Mr Mahama said.
Former President Mahama said this at various fora during his "Thank You tour" of the country.