General News of Thu, 31 Mar 201644
PPP demands EC clarification on STL relationship
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has called on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to come clear on its relationship with Israeli firm Superlock Technologies Limited (STL), Ghana.
According to the party, the recent revelation by Minister of Interior Prosper Douglas Bani that STL transmitted results of the 2012 elections is a direct contrast to what the EC has put out about the company.
“This is because, the EC had publicly denied the fact that STL was contracted to tally the results of 2012 elections,” a statement issued on Wednesday, March 30 said.
Signed by PPP’s National Secretary Murtala Mohammed, the statement said the EC’s silence will mean that it “perpetrated a fraudulent explanation on us all when it was alleged that the STL was engaged in the transmission of results in the run up to the declaration of results in the 2012 elections.
“This clarification by the EC will have direct effect on our elections come November 7, when we go to the polls once again.
“The Progressive People's Party demand immediate clarification on this matter in order to salvage the credibility or sanctity of the 2016 elections.”
The statement issued by the second largest opposition party was in relation to the deportation of the three suspected terrorists from South Africa.
The ex-police officers were detained by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) but later released and sent back to their home country though legal processes had been initiated against them.
“We further call for the immediate resignation of the Minister of Interior and the Minister of Communications and his deputy for the spread of palpable falsehood laced with agitprop with the intention to deceive the people of Ghana.
“Moreover, the BNI officials must be sacked or made to face the full rigours of the law.
“Our Ministers and other Government officials must learn to act responsibly and be responsible for their actions. No man is above the law especially when you are paid with the public purse.”