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Group petitions EC to sanction ‘corrupt’ official

Some Ghanaians have petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) to investigate an official of the Commission who allegedly overcharged people for the replacement of Voters ID cards. The petition, being spearheaded by Klarity web and Tiger Eye Foundation, seeks to put pressure EC to ensure that it deals with the unnamed official who was captured on video allegedly collecting about GHc30 ...

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Publish assets, accounts of political parties – Court orders EC

The Electoral Commission has been ordered by a Human Rights Court in Accra to make public all assets and audited statements of accounts of political parties in the country. This follows a suit filed by a private citizen, Lolan Ekow Sagoe-Moses, and pressure group Citizens Ghana Movement (CGM), who prayed the court  to compel the Commission to enforce the provisions ...

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Reinstate me now, else… – EC Finance director fumes

The embattled Finance Director of the Electoral Commission, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah, has through his lawyers, written to the Commission to immediately reinstate him or face his wrath. Citi News sources say the letter, which was copied to the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), maintains that Mr. Kwaku-Asamoah is currently not under investigation, and must not be restrained from performing ...

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We haven’t cleared EC’s Opoku Amankwah – EOCO

The Economic and Organized Crime Office [EOCO], has rejected media reports suggesting that it has cleared the Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah of any wrongdoing following a probe into the  GHc480,000 believed to have gone missing from the EC’s Senior Staff Endowment Fund. “We wish to emphatically and categorically state that ...

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EOCO to release findings on EC’s Opoku Amankwah in 14-days

The Economic and Organised Crime Office, EOCO, has asked lawyers for embattled Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, to give them two weeks to come up with their findings on their client. This was among the major issues discussed at a meeting between officials of the EOCO and Madam Amankwaah’s lawyers after a near clash on Monday. Officials ...

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EC’s Opoku Amankwah ‘fights’ EOCO, refuses to vacate office

Officials of the Economic and Organised Crimes Office, EOCO, led by the Director, ACP K.K. Amoah, today [Monday], stormed the offices of the Electoral Commission to forcefully remove  a Deputy Chairperson of the Commission in charge of Corporate Services, Georgina Opoku Amankwah, who resumed full official duties in defiance of a directive that asked her to stay away. Madam Opoku ...

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EC capable of implementing ROPAA – CODEO

A former director of elections at the Electoral Commission (EC), Albert Arhin believes Ghana’s Electoral Commission is capable of implementing the Representation of the People Amendment Act also known as the ROPAA. as ordered by the court. According to him, the Commission needs to be “smart” and tactful to ensure a successful implementation of the law. The Accra High Court on Monday ordered ...

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EC Boss, 2 deputies can’t be trusted for credible polls in 2020 – PNC treasurer

Adams Akane PNC treasurer

The Treasurer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Akane Adams, believes that the three commissioners of the Electoral Commission must not be allowed to preside over the country’s next national elections in 2020. According to him, the manner in which the commissioners handled the 2016 polls, especially their relationship with the various political parties and the current fracas between the ...

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Nana Addo’s handling of Charlotte Osei petitions wrong – Sam George

National Democratic Congress [NDC] Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has accused President Akufo-Addo of exercising bad judgment in forwarding the petition seeking the impeachment of the Electoral Commission Chairperson, to the Chief Justice. According to him, the late former president, John Atta Mills, showed exemplary leadership when he did not act on a similar petition seeking the removal ...

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EC’s credibility must be protected in corruption probe – Lecturer

A Political Science Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Evans Aggrey Darko, has cautioned that possible impeachment proceedings against some top officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) must not compromise the Commission’s mandate. Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Aggrey Darko stressed that the EC’s credibility needed to be protected given its importance to the country’s democratic processes “Because it is an institution ...

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