General News Fri, 14 Oct 2016

PPP turns to EOCO to probe EC’s ‘error-ridden’ receipt

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), has turned to the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), and the Auditor-General, to investigate the Electoral Commission for giving them a receipt they claimed is ridden with mistakes.

According to the party, they believe the EC “is on a course of a possible fraudulent act” because of the receipt which was for the payment of nomination fees for their presidential and parliamentary candidates.”

“Do you know that the receipt EC gave us for the payment of the deposit had Gh1, 700.00 in words, but in figures they wrote One Million Seven Hundred (r was placed after e instead of vice versa) Thousand Ghana cedis.

Apart from this, on the same receipt, the EC wrote ‘being payment of parliamentary candidate’ (without s) as if payment was made for only one parliamentary candidate.”

“Clearly, we have every reason to believe that the EC has set itself on a course for a possible fraudulent act and we have therefore written to the Auditor-General and the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to investigate this matter and prosecute the perpetrators if deemed necessary,” Director of Policy for the PPP, Kofi Asamoah Sia, said at a press conference today, [Friday].


He argued that “administrative errors” are inevitable hence the EC shouldn’t have disqualified its flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom from the December polls.

“Does this not mean that it is possible for everyone to make administrative errors? If this is true, why does the EC want to work together with political parties with iron fists? Why is the EC adamant on its position and is not ready to open up for any discussion? Is this belligerent posture of the EC not dangerous for our multi-party democracy?” he asked.

PPP goes to court to fight disqualification

The PPP’s presidential nominee, was among 12 other parties whose presidential nominees were disqualified from the race due to errors on their nomination forms.

Meanwhile, the PPP had vowed to fight the disqualification with all of its might.

Source: citifmonline.com
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