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Bagbin, Alabi allege vote tampering as NDC prepares to elect flagbearer

Two presidential hopefuls of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are alleging that seals on bags containing ballot papers for the party’s presidential primaries have been tampered with.

This claim by the campaign teams of Alban Bagbin and Prof Joshua Alabi comes barely 24 hours to the presidential primaries to be held in constituencies across the country on Saturday.

Thousands of NDC members are expected to cast their ballot to choose from among the seven individuals who intend to lead the party in 2020.

But the Bagbin and Prof Alabi camps are suspecting foul play even before polls open.

Mr Bagbin in an interview on Joy FM’s Top Story, expressed disappointment at the turn of events, saying all promises made by the leadership of the party has yet to be kept.

According to him, “the seals that were placed on the ballot bags – seals of the contestants – were broken before they arrived at the region. All the seals were broken. This means they have been tampered with and our representatives have raised issues with that.”

The Nadowli-Kaleo MP said he will participate in the elections through to the end but “If the process is so compromised that it will tend to invalidate the elections results, definitely, we will resort to the court for action.”

The spokesperson for Prof Alabi’s campaign team Richard Quashigah corroborates the Deputy Speaker’s account.

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