The Electoral Commission (EC) had refuted claims its deactivation of Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs) used for the 2020 polls will lead to the loss of sensitive data as alleged by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The commission insists “these assertions are false”
It also assured that the 2020 election data is safe and will be preserved.
The EC explained that the process of deactivation “to preserve the sanctity of the verification data on the BVD and does not delete it.”
“As a matter of fact, several copies of the verification data are kept on the BVD,” it added.
“It is therefore unfortunate that the NDC would continue to make such misleading allegations.”
In an earlier statement signed by the NDC’s Director of Elections, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, said the party said the instructions to deactivate the BVDs in contravention to electoral laws.
“This directive is illegal because Regulation 47 (3) of CI 127 states that “The Commission shall, subject to the provisions of these Regulations, (a) retain for a year, documents forwarded to the Commission; and (b) destroy the documents after a year unless otherwise directed by a court,” the NDC statement said.