Member of Parliament for Tamale North Constituency, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini has accused the Electoral Commission of deliberately scheming to rig the December 2020 polls in favour of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, the consistent flaws that have been associated with the work of the EC from the voters’ registration to exhibition exercise, is a clear indication that they are conspiring to rig the elections.
According to him, the short code that has been instituted by the EC to aid electorates verify their names is inaccurate, citing instances where people who had their names confirmed via the short code could not find their names when they went to verify in person.
“Do not rely on that short code because I know people who have checked with the short code and got feedback that their names were on the register but when they went to the polling station their names were not on the register.
“They got feedback using the short code that confirmed that they were on the register but they got to the polling stations itself and their names were not on the register. So let nobody rely on those short codes. Please make the time even if you do not have it to go and check to be sure that your name is on the register,” he said.
He added “All of these feed into the wieldy held perception that there is a grand scheme to rig the elections . On is major be an accident, two is a coincidence but you cannot tell me that three is not deliberate . When you begin to have so many reflags that are not dismissible , you cant easily dismiss them you don’t just continue to describe them as red flags .
“If you have a pattern of unexplainable happening especially around an election it will be fair for you to assume and conclude that there must be a deliberate attempt to either frustrate , to suppress of to rig.”