We have discovered over 500,000 fake voters ID cards – Let My Vote Count Alliance
Convener for political pressure group, LMVCA, David Asante has disclosed that his outfit has obtained evidence to prove that the Electoral Commission is aware that there are persons using fake voters ID cards in the country.
“We are in possession of documents that prove the Electoral Commission has written a lot of letters to several institutions, notifying them that voter ID cards that were used by employees in gaining employment and in conducting transactions did not exist in their database,” he told Accra based Asempa FM.
According to the leader of Let My Vote Count Alliance the EC’s response to some of those institutions stated emphatically that the names of such employees were not in the voters register.
Saltfmonline reports that the aspiring NPP Parliamentary candidate in the Nkawkaw constituency said, the alliance had evidence to prove that there are people issuing fake voter ID cards in the country.
He disclosed that the alliance has so far discovered over 500,000 of such fake IDs.
“We have discovered over 500,000 fake voters ID cards in possession of individuals in this country,” Mr Asante stressed.
He said his outfit obtained the numbers after visiting banks in the country to ask the number of persons who had presented fake IDs in a week.
The LVCA leader averred that every bank reported an average of five to twenty of cases where the ID’s that were presented, were rejected by the EC’s central control database.
‘We had confidential discussions with banks and they gave us the number of people whose IDs had been rejected by the EC’s system as being fake. Every bank gave us an average of five to twenty,” he explained.
He further stated that there have been numerous reports of security agencies arresting persons for presenting fake IDs in doing transactions.
Mr Asante argued that on this basis, calls by some political parties that the old voters ID card should be used as a requirement in the upcoming voters registration exercise is wrong, and must not be entertained.
“As a researcher, if you tell me that the old voters register should be included in the requirements for the new register, I have every moral right to doubt the rationale behind that thinking knowing very well as a researcher that there are fake voter ID cards in circulation.”
Mr Asante concluded that the Let My Vote Count Alliance has submitted their findings to the electoral body to aid the decision as far as compilation of a new voters register poll was concerned.