Arrest Of EC Officials Exonerates NPP
The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has stated that the arrest of some officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) FOR tampering with the pink sheets validates the party’s claim claims that the EC has been fiddling with evidence.
“It indicates that the EC is now telling its people to go round and sign the original papers that they did not sign in a view to defeat the purpose for which we are at the Supreme Court.”
This follows the arrest of three officials of the Electoral Commission by the Tamale Police Command in the Northern Region.
The officials are alleged to have been arrested for attempting to illegally secure evidence to facilitate the EC’s case in court against the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In an interview with Citi News the General Secretary of the NPP Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie indicated that “this is not the first time that the NPP has raised issues about the EC’s doctrine of tampering of evidence.”
He called on the police to investigate the matter.
“We urge the police to get to the bottom of this and bring these culprits to book.”
He cautioned that “if the police does not get to the bottom of this then it will amount to massive interference in the legal process.”
Meanwhile a member of the NDC’s legal team Victor Kojo Adawudu has cautioned that thorough investigations must be conducted before any conclusions are made.
According to him, per the processes by which voting is done, the EC’s stamp means the ballot paper has been validated after which it is cast.
“The mere fact that the presiding officer did not do his constitutional job, where there are constitutional breaches, does not mean that his vote has to be nullified and this is a legal issue before the court” he said.