The Electoral Commission (EC) has defended the former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West, saying, Carlos Ahenkorah did not go closer to the registration centres he visited when he toured those centers.
According to the Director or Elections, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, Mr Ahenkorah never spoke to an EC or registration officials at all the registration centers he visited.
Mr Ahenkorah has come under lots of fire as some persons and groups are calling for his prosecution as well as his withdrawal from the parliamentary race.
But speaking to an Accra based radio station monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Dr. Quaicoe said “my information is that he [Carlos Ahenkorah] did not have direct contact with the electoral officers there…he was rather interacting with his people there. I’m told, he didn’t have contact with the registration team [EC officials]. If anything at all, there will be a contact with an applicant [voter registrant] and the applicant will get in contact with our people. But there was no direct contact between him and our officials.”
“We have asked the district officers there to help us identify the areas he touched and the national covid team is also doing those monitoring. It is more of a specialist job because with the Electoral Commission, we don’t have the skills to do the contact tracing and the rest, so the COVID people are working on that”, he stressed.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2020