EC Confirms Bawumia Wasn’t Verified in His House as Alleged; NDC Rejects EC’s Findings

NDC’s claims on Bawumia’s verification led to investigations by both the EC and the Police into the matter to ascertain if indeed he broke the law, by verifying in his own residence.

The incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), a few weeks ago claimed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Veep hopeful, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia induced two electoral officers in Walewale in the Upper West Region, with a sum of GHC 10, 000, to bring verification materials to his residence to verify him.

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The EC on learning about the NDC’s claims, had immediately, sacked two of its officers – Jobe Ambrose and Mumuni Latifa, whom were the alleged culprits.

NDC’s claims on Bawumia’s verification led to investigations by both the EC and the Police into the matter, to ascertain if indeed he broke the law, by verifying in his own residence. A three-member committee was set up by the Northern Regional Directorate of the Commission to investigate the incident.

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The Electoral Commission having reached a conclusion from its own investigations, released a statement today to state its findings on the matter. In the statement, the commission said that Bawumia was “verified outside an exhibition centre.” However, the NDC’s allegation that Bawumia broke electoral laws in the just concluded voters’ registration exercise remains uncertain since the EC did not specify the exact location the verification was done.

The NDC, still maintains its claims that Nana Addo’s running mate was verified in his residence. Meanwhile the opposition NPP has trashed the accusations by the ruling party. The opposition party has described the NDC’s claims as mere schemes in attempt to soil the image of their veep hopeful. The NPP also has welcomed the findings of the commission, describing it as total vindication of Dr. Bawumia. Meanwhile, the CID has taken over the case.