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Amaliba to EC: More collation centres lead to a proclivity for rigging

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According to Abraham Amaliba, a private attorney and member of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) legal team, the Election Commission’s proposal to establish more collation centres would make it easier to manipulate election results.

His remarks back up the advice of Dr. kwadwp Afari Gyan, the previous chairman of the Electoral Commission, who suggested that the commission exercise caution while adding new collation centres since they might have an impact on the outcome of the election.

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Amaliba, a lawyer, questioned the need for a regional coalition centre on TV3’s New Day, saying that the current process hasn’t impacted the authenticity of election results up to this point.

The EC itself hasn’t come to explain what it hopes to heal, so there. What kind of harm are you trying to prevent by implementing these rules and plans? Where did we go wrong when we were immediately forwarding results from the constituency to the region? It is hurting the validity, or did it have any impact on how fair the procedure was? No, he answered.

Abraham Amaliba that the election Commission, among other things, follow the lead of Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, a previous EC chair with extensive knowledge of Ghana’s election procedures.

“And you should pay attention to him because he has expertise. I believe the political parties should bring this up at IPAC and make sure the proper actions are taken. so that we can less instances of electoral tampering. And this is not coming from me; rather, it is coming from someone who has been in charge of that institution for a long time. I tend to agree with him that the inclination for rigging is increased when there are more coalition centres, he added.

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