Election Watch petitions IGP to probe Kwadaso MP over alleged bribery incident

Civil society organisation, Election Watch Ghana, has filed a formal complaint with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) requesting an investigation into the alleged electoral misconduct of Dr. Kingsley Nyarko, the Member of Parliament for Kwadaso.

This petition follows a widely circulated video from the Ejisu by-election on April 30, which appears to show Dr. Nyarko handing a white envelope to two temporary Electoral Commission officials.

The organization is seeking a thorough inquiry into this incident to ensure the integrity of Ghana’s electoral process.

Election Watch believes that prosecuting the MP is crucial to restoring public confidence in Ghana’s democratic institutions and upholding the rule of law.

“We strongly condemn this brazen act of corruption, which undermines the integrity of our already dying democracy. We request that your office take immediate action to investigate and prosecute the MP for Kwadaso, Kingsley Nyarko for his involvement in this electoral malpractice,” the statement from the group noted.

“We believe that swift action is necessary to maintain public trust in our democratic institutions and to uphold the rule of law. We will be monitoring this case closely and expect a prompt response regarding the actions your office will take to address this matter.”

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission has clarified that the envelope given to its officials was intended for lunch expenses, not as a bribe. 

Dr Kingsley Nyarko has also denied any wrongdoing, maintaining that he did not offer a bribe to the officials.


Source: Myxyzonline.com

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