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Addison accuses E.C of using different polling station names but same code
From: Ghana|Myjoyonline|Edwin Appiah          Published On: July 11, 2013, 19:53 GMT
 
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Addison accuses E.C of using different polling station names but same code

Philip Addison


Lead counsel for the Petitioners Philip Addison has claimed different polling station names but same code were used to perpetuate fraud in the last elections.

He made this claim on Day 43 of the hearing of the Election Petition at the Supreme Court on Thursday.

The explanation by the Electoral Commissioner has been that if a polling station was too huge, it was divided into two and named A and B. In court Thursday, Dr. Afar-Gyan again said a large polling station could be divided and given entirely different names.

Philip Addison, presented several pink sheets with different polling station names but sharing the same polling station code.

An example was two polling stations – Adda Primary School and Dalodia JHS B but with the same polling station code J031203.

On a particular polling station the star witness for the Electoral Commission confirmed another occurrence of this 'irregularity' on the face of the pink sheet.

But the E.C explained, he believed that it should have been named A and B despite the two entirely different names on the face of the pink sheet.

He explained that where a polling station was oversubscribed, it was split into two and the other located a little distance from the original polling station.

He said the Electoral Commission had no duplicate polling stations on its official list.


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