Politics

NPP NEC petitioned to investigate electoral malpractices in Ashanti Region

A candidate in the just ended New Patriotic Party(NPP) polls in the Ashanti Region, Kofi Adum Bawuah has petitioned the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party to investigate incidence of malpractices and anomalies before and during election day.

In a petition dated Monday, May 30,2022 and sighted by purefmonline.com, the petitioner alleges that some candidates were given preferential treatment than others, whereas rules were applied differently and there were attempts to present fake and unqualified voters to vote as delegates to vote.

The petitioner further stated;

”That some delegates were allowed to drive bullion vans filled with money into the stadium to distribute to delegates to influence and corrupt their minds and for that matter the massive votes buying from the delegates on election grounds”

Kofi Adum Bawuah is however seeking the office of the NEC to form a committee of enquiry pursuant to article 3(D) (I) to enquire into the matter for the discipline and indictment if necessary to the perpetrators, so that the future elections of the officials of the NPP will not suffer the same fate.

”I will be looking forward to see some action on this request after seven days after which I will take that the internal avenues have been exhausted then I will advise myself.”, the petition stated.

In a related development, Member of Parliament for Bawku, Mahama Ayariga has petitioned the Special Prosecutor to investigate alleged issues of “bribery and corruption and undue influence” during the congresses of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to elect regional executives of the party.

“I write to draw your attention to widespread reports on the social media, which were equally discussed on the radio, that the offences of corruption, bribery, treating and undue influence did take place at the congresses of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to elect regional executives of the NPP in all the regions of Ghana.

Nana Yaa Nyarko

Nana Yaa is a journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in editing, social media marketing, web content creation, News writing, and Fixing. She is a communication professional with background focus on Public Relations and Marketing.

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