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EC Reveals Fake Ghana Card Numbers Used for Voter Registration in Pusiga

The Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed that some Ghana Card numbers utilized to register individuals during the current voter registration process at the Pusiga District Registration Centre on May 13, 2024, were fraudulent.

Investigations uncovered that 17 individuals had used counterfeit Ghana Card numbers in the voter registration exercise at the said center.

The implicated Registration Officer was terminated from his position and arrested after a report was made to the police.

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In a statement released on Monday, May 20, the EC disclosed that the Registration Officer was found to be involved in the fraudulent activity.

The EC stated that the officer did not physically verify each applicant’s Ghana Card but instead accepted the fake numbers provided by Party Agents accompanying the 17 applicants.

“Upon investigation, it was revealed that the Ghana Card numbers were fake. It was further discovered that the Registration Officer was complicit because he did not physically inspect the Ghana Card of individual applicants but rather accepted the fake numbers from Party Agents who had accompanied the 17 applicants,” the statement read.

The Registration Officer was dismissed, reported to the police, and subsequently arrested. He has been granted police enquiry bail while further investigations continue. The 17 applicants were later registered through the Guarantor System.

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