The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has clarified that all Biometric Verification Devices (BVDs) are secured with the Commission.

According to the Commission, the memo titled “RETURN OF BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION DEVICES” which was signed by the Deputy Chairman of Operations was meant for internal asset reconciliation.

“First and foremost, it is imperative to address and dispel the rumors of alleged BVD thefts, which our have been misconstrued by the circulation of a memo intended for internal asset reconciliation.

“The fact of the matter is, there have been no thefts of BVDs from the Electoral Commission’s stores. The only items stolen are five (5) laptops, which as previously clarified, are separate from the BVDs and do not possess the capability to affect the integrity or outcome of elections,” AG. Head, of Public Affairs for EC, Michael Boadu explained in a press statement.

He continued: “The memo in question, widely shared on social media, was a routine communication aimed at ensuring the accountability and returning of all electoral equipment including BVDs, to the Commission’s custody.”

Attached is the full press release