General News of Saturday, 15 December 2012
Source: Philip Kofi Ashon
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has issued a warning to all its polling agents across the country to desist from establishing contact with any “Regional Electoral Officers and some District Returning Officers of the Electoral Commission.”
According the party, it has credible information to prove that the officers are “contacting our polling agents to arrange meetings with them.”
In a press statement signed by the NPP General Secretary, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, the party has instructed its polling station agents not to “respond to any instruction or request from the Electoral Commission or the NDC.”
Below is the full statement
NPP ALERT TO ALL POLLING STATION AGENTS
It has come to our notice that Regional Electoral Officers and some District Returning Officers of the Electoral Commission are contacting our polling agents to arrange meetings with them. The Eastern Regional Electoral Officer, for instance, has confirmed this to our Eastern Regional Secretary and says it is for information purposes. We have also had such reports from the Volta Region, Northern Region and others parts of the country.
The NPP national leadership wishes to issue a directive that no polling agent or party official, at the constituency level or any other level, should respond to any instruction or request from the Electoral Commission or the NDC. Any such instruction or request must be addressed directly to the party headquarters.
If the EC wishes to deal with the party at the regional or constituency level, such requests must be first directed to the party headquarters for the consideration.