The Electoral Commission (EC) has described untrue claims suggesting that the Commission only auctioned 10 of its obsolete 2012 biometric verification devices (BVDs).
The EC, in a statement published on its social media on Monday, April 29, 2024, described the said claims as a “deliberate misrepresentation” of the Commission’s 11-paragraph statement on the said matter, which was released on April 26, 2024. 
The EC, according to the statement, maintained that old and obsolete 2012 equipment was auctioned through legal processes, as stated in paragraphs 3 and 4 of the statement, adding that the Commission will, in due course, release all documentation on the auction to the public. 
The EC, on April 26, 2024, reacting to speculations regarding the disposal of some obsolete BVDs, indicated that the said obsolete BVDs were auctioned legally. The said statement was signed by Mr. Fred Tetteh, Deputy Director in Charge of Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation at the Commission. 

That earlier statement said the auction was conducted transparently and all legal procedures were strictly adhered to. It said proceeds from the auction were duly deposited in the Consolidated Fund. 
The EC came out with the said press release after its Greater Accra Regional Director of the Commission was informed of some BVDs having been found at a recycling plant in Madina on April 18, 2024. 
The Greater Accra Regional Director reported the incident to the police, who sent a team to the recycling plant and retrieved 10 devices. Upon inspection, they were found to be old and obsolete 2012 BVDs that had been legally auctioned to a recycling company.

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