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Politics of Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Source: Kasapa FM

EC mustn’t get away with its lawlessness; fast-track investigations – NDC tells CID


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The main opposition NDC has asked the Criminal Investigative Department of the Ghana Police Service to fast-track investigations into the EC’s “lawlessness” after it allegedly went ahead to defy a court injunction over a supposed workshop for the controversial new voters register.

Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otukonor told Kasapa 102.5 FM that it’s in the EC’s own interest to use this particular matter as a test case and set precedence to restore public confidence in the the Police.

“We want the Police to act expeditiously on this matter because what the EC has done has the potential to risk the lives of innocent people. Besides this has the tendency to create impunity and lawlessness in the country. The EC must be brought to book because they’re not above the law,” a livid Deputy Secretary of the largest opposition NDC said in an interview with host Kweku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa morning show.

The NDC reported the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) for going ahead with a workshop on the new voters even though an injunction was placed on the exercise.

The party wants to the CID to investigate the matter and bring finality to the case.

The complaint was filed by Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Otokunor, on Mnday April 27.

Sam George-EC war escalates

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George has vowed to exhaust all options to bring the Electoral Commission(EC) down in their legal battle.

Sam George, who’s litigating against the Election Management Body(EMB) is considering filing contempt charges against the Electoral Commission (EC) for holding such workshop in his constituency despite the court injunction.

On April 24, the MP secured an injunction, restraining the Electoral Commission from holding the workshop in his constituency.

The ex-parte injunction, granted by the Tema High Court, took effect from Friday, April, 24 to Monday, April 27, 2020.

But the EC allegedly defied the court order not to hold the said workshop for directors and deputy directors, and culminated in a protest by supporters of the NDC at the City Escape Hotel who’d besieged the venue.

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