Managing editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has taken a swipe at some Electoral Commission officials who were at post during the May 23 by-elections in Kumawu.
News hovering around indicates that some Electoral Commission officials made observers sign the pink sheets even before the start of the elections.
According to Mr. Pratt, their conduct is a clear indication and a purported attempt to defraud, which frowns on largely encouraged democracy practiced in the country.
Mr. Pratt vented his displeasure at the EC on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday, 24th May 2023, while requesting a thorough investigation to that effect and subsequently punishing the culprits.
“Why would you let observers sign pink sheets when elections are not over at all?” Mr. Pratt wondered “That suggests an intention to defraud, a clear intention to defraud. I think that matter should not be taken lightly, it needs to be further investigated and the officials responsible needs to be removed from this exercise.”
Kwesi Pratt also commented on accusations that some Electoral Commission officials allegedly influenced vulnerable adults who sought their help to cast their ballots and condemned their actions.
Meanwhile, Mr. Pratt has lauded the Ghana Police Service for exhibiting quality skills and a tactical approach to ensure peace was not compromised at the by-elections in Kumawu.
By: Leonora Enyonam Annoh | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana