I have never taken bribes to rig elections – Afari-Gyan

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has denied ever taking bribes from political parties to rig election results.

“It will be utterly foolish to come and bribe me because if you bribe me I can have no way of influencing the results. It will be stupid for you to come and bribe me. Nobody can bribe me. Nobody has bribed me and nobody will think of bribing me”, Dr Afari-Gyan said in an interview on Monday February 17, 2014.

He said although it is possible some officials of the EC may have been bribed, he wondered to what end.

According to him, Ghana’s electoral system has developed fail-safe security systems which make it virtually impossible to massage figures and therefore nonsensical to bribe EC officials for that purpose.

“Under our system there’s no way to massage results…there’s no way of massaging things without being found out, let me put it that way. If you massage any election result, they will be found out and I’m happy the complaint in 2012 has nothing to do with massaging [results]”, Dr Afari-Gyan told Sammy Darko of Power FM.

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