Charlotte Osei Nnnn Mrs Charlotte Osei, Electoral Commissioner

The Electoral Commission has condemned the decision by two of its officials to send a voters’ register and verification machine to the residence of Dr.Mahamadu Bawumia, running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)Flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo.

According to the Deputy Director of Communication at the Commission, Yusif Alhassan, the officers violated the Commission’s rules by verifying Dr. Bawumia at his residence.

“At no point should you go to anybody’s house to verify the person or let the person check his or her name so based on this the people were relieved of their duties and a new set of team was appointed. As at close of day yesterday, the Regional Directorate had received a report from the Supervisor so they are studying it and they will send a team on the ground to do further investigations and a report will be submitted to the Electoral Commission.

“The rule if very clear; you are supposed to stay at the exhibition centre, you are not supposed to move to anybody’s home or any other place except you are sitting at the centre to be verified,”Yusif Alhassan argued.

He also confirmed that the two had been sacked for violating the Commission’s terms of agreement.

source: GhanaWeb