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General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has described as blatant lies, reasons adduced by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, for the decision to procure new machines to compile new register for the 2020 general election.
According to him, until the revelation from the two manufacturers of the registration and verification machines, the EC had failed to show evidence that the machines were indeed obsolete.
Speaking on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, General Mosquito as affectionately called, stressed that it was the failure of the EC to show proof of the obsolete machines that pushed the NDC and others who are against the compilation of a new voters register to get to the bottom of the matter by writing to the manufacturers.
Adding that the NDC has been justified in their actions by exposing the EC’s lies.
“We asked her for the reason for the purchase of new machines and she initially said that the machines are obsolete and that they cannot perform the function for which they were bought She again added that the manufacturers of the machines have made it known to her that they have stopped manufacturing those machines and that we cannot get spare parts for the machines because they have stopped the production of those parts….
“…We wrote to the company that manufactured the registration kits and the company has responded to our request, saying that it is not true that their machines are obsolete but rather very strong and robust which will serve the purpose for which they were purchased,” Asiedu Nketia stated.
The NDC General Secretary further revealed that the manufacturers have given the assurance that they are ready and available to assist the EC fix the machines in case they are faulty to operate effectively.
“…their response has exposed the EC, particularly, Madam Jean Mensa…
“We played her voice, saying that the machines are faulty and obsolete and we compared the voice to the documents we had received from the manufacturing companies and it shows clearly that she lied to Ghanaians”, Asiedu Nketiah slammed.