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General News of Monday, 11 December 2017


Akufo-Addo must be very careful about EC case – NDC communicator

A Communications team member of the National Democratic Congress [NDC], Alhaji Nasiru has emphatically stated that members of the current government especially appointees of the president should not perform their duties based on their selfish interests.

To him, each appointee must know his or her purpose of being elected to serve the state and not want to do things in their personal interest.

“. . No government appointee should think they will use their selfish interest to overrule the rule of law under which they work and, therefore, take decisions that will suit their personal interest,” he fumed.

Discussing matters of the Electoral Commission's (EC) alleged corruption scandal on UTV’s ‘Adekye Nsroma’ political segment, Alhaji Nasiru noted that “President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo should be very careful on his stance on this matter because per the constitution of our land, he has the mandate to take the final decision after court proceedings and the committee findings.”

“Indeed, the conduct of this government in respect to the EC scandal clearly shows that they[members of the NPP] are driving towards a particular direction of which their leader needs to be very careful or he faces the outcome of his actions in future. The situations on this matter are becoming so uncomfortable,” he lamented.

He sai members of the NPP are those who “deal in organized corruption crimes” and yet claim they will wipe out corruption in this country.


Chairperson of the EC, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, and two of her deputies, Georgina Opoku-Amankwah, who is in charge of Corporate Services, and Amadu Sulley, in charge of Operations, are expected to appear before the five-member committee chaired by a Supreme Court Judge for questioning relating to separate petitions filed against them.

The appearance of the three before the 5- member committee set to investigate the scandal follows the completion of preliminary investigations into their alleged conduct of abuse of power and corruption.

In August, 2017, the three EC bosses were directed by the Chief Justice to file their official responses to the allegations leveled against them in the various petitions.