Mahama's thumb-printed ballot papers fake - Police

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye said the confirmation came after the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Serebuor Quarcoo, and other EC officials examined the ballot papers in question.

The Ashanti Regional Police Commander, COP Nathan Kofi Boakye confirmed that the thumb-printed ballot papers were not genuine. He said this was after the Regional Director of the Electoral Commission, Serebuor Quarcoo, and other EC officials examined the ballot papers in question.

Addressing the media in Kumasi this morning COP Kofi Boakye said the regional EC Director “came saying it was not part of the materials which means they are fake.”

Earlier in the morning media reports suggested that the Police in Kumasi had upon a tip-off seized three bags stuffed with materials reported to be thumb-printed presidential ballot papers found at the Madison Hotel at TUC in the Ashanti Regional capital.

The report suggested that all the ballot papers had thumb prints for President John Mahama, the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

But COP Kofi Boakye said the ballot papers retrieved had no serial numbers, therefore, making them fake.

Meanwhile the receptionist on duty when this issue occurred at the Madison Hotel where the thumb-printed ballot papers were retrieved has been picked up to assist the police investigate the matter.

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