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Let's start prosecuting EC officials for their wrongs - Nii Ayikoi Otoo

It's time we start investigating and prosecute Electoral Commissions who might have engaged in any electoral fraud.

The former Attorney General under kufor Administration and Ghana's High commissioner to Canada Mr Nii Ayikoi Otoo says in a discussion its time to prosecute Electoral Commission officials for alledged wrong doing.

He stated this in a discussion on the petition filled at the supreme court by the presidential candidate of the NDC John Dramani Mamaha on Tv3's key points .

On Wednesday 30 December, the NDC and Mr John Dramani Mahama filled a petition at the apex court asking for a rerun of the just ended presidential elections.

Speaking on the issue Mr Nii Ayikoi said “You find out that in the law, it is not only people who come to commit offences who are held liable but even officials of the EC could be also be held liable for having done wrong things."

Considering the election petition, he said that the NDC should be able to prove their case in court after filing the petition challenging the results of the December 7 elections.

 The NDC will have present an evidence to prove that no candidate got or crossed the 50+1 votes he said.

“They are saying nobody crossed the 50+1. So they have a bigger responsibility in my view, to [prove]. He added “The idea that was fed out to the public was that somebody has done something wrong and that we have won the presidential and parliamentary but if you read the petition there is a clear request for a rerun which is based upon the fact that constitutionally nobody crossed the 50+1."

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