Dr Okoe-Boye describes NDC forensic audit request as unlawful
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Dr Okoe-Boye describes NDC forensic audit request as unlawful

Dr Okoe-Boye describes NDC forensic audit request as unlawful

Dr Okoe-Boye describes NDC forensic audit request as unlawful
The demand for an independent forensic audit by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of the election results declared by the Electoral Commission (EC) is unlawful, Deputy Minister of health, Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye, has said.
According to him, it was quite strange for the NDC to carry out an independent audit of the pink sheets which were  already given to all the parties which competed in the 2020 general elections.
“It becomes weird for the NDC to demand an independent forensic audit of the pink sheet when all the political parties were given copies of the pink sheet by the EC,” he said.
Speaking in a media interview in Accra on Wednesday,  Dr Okoe-Boye said the NDC’s allegation of rigging of the election was born out of the change in voting pattern by the electorate, which was different from that employed in past elections conducted by the EC.
“The NDC is using the traditional assessment process because on the face of it, when you get close to 136 seats in parliament, then it means at the Presidential level, you should be close.”
“For the first time this year, something happened. The phenomenon of ‘skirt -and-blouse’ voting was very pronounced,” Dr Okoe-Boye added.
The re-elected NDC’s parliamentary candidate for Builsa South, Dr Clement Abas Apaak, noted that the party had all its documents in place and were also conducting their own audit of the results which was declared by the returning officer, Jean Mensa on Wednesday, December 9.
He said the decision of the NDC to demand an independent body to conduct the audit was  due to the lack of trust it had in the verdict of EC, which is mandated by the constitution to organise elections.
According to Dr Apaak, looking at the posture of the NDC, it would not change its decision on the independent forensic audit, even if the constitution did not make provision for that.
In response to calls by the NPP and other stakeholders to contest its case in court, he said “we are aware of the processes and systems involved and court is one of the many.”
He explained that the number of government appointees who lost the elections was a clear indication of mistrust in the government by the electorate.
“This election is a total rejection of Akufo-Addo-led government, when you look at the number of Ministers who lost. When a government is to be rejected, it is reflected in the number of government appointees who are rejected,” Dr Apaak explained.
He assured the citizenry of the party’s readiness to use all legal means available to contest the results they deemed to be in question.

Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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