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General News of Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Source: abusuafmonline.com

EOCO's probe a joke – Franklin Cudjoe


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President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe has described a probe into the campaign finances of two political parties, Progressive People’s Party and All People’s Congress as a ‘joke’.

The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has given the Presidential nominees of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga up to Wednesday, October 26, to furnish their office on how they funded aspects of their political campaigns.

The Daily Graphic Newspaper reported that EOCO is in a letter is asking Dr Nduom to explain the source of the over GHc1.7 million Cedis he used to pay for the filing fees of the parliamentary candidates of his party and his presidential filing fee at the Electoral Commission (EC).

The letter also stated that EOCO was interested in knowing how Ayariga claimed to have spent over $6 million dollars to procure vehicles, among others for his campaign.

The PPP has so far raised accusing fingers at the NDC over the development.
But in a Facebook post on Monday October 24, Mr Cudjoe said, “So where is this odious invitation from the Economic and Organised Crimes Office to the PPP and APC coming from? To declare where their sources of funds for campaigning are coming from? The last time I checked, the PPP’s flag bearer is the only competent businessman with a trail of transparent businesses in this race to the presidency!! And I also know the PPP candidate is the only one who has declared his assets and even publicly told us his health status. Why am I not surprised? If the Electoral Commission had ensured that all parties publish their audited financial accounts, why would we need the passive aggressive behaviour from the EOCO? Jokes!”

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