Former Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission, David Kanga has affirmed his trust in the ability of officials of the Electoral Commission to discharge their duties as mandated by law.
His comments follow the arrest of two officials of the Commission who have been accused of taking bribe from a presidential aspirant.
According to Prophet Daniel Nkansah, the founder and leader of the New Vision Party (NVP), the two EC officials - Kofi Asomani (Director of Elections) and Asante Kissi (Director of Logistics) – demanded some monies to help him file nomination as presidential aspirant. The officials however deny the charge.
Commenting on the matter during an interview on Joy FM’s Election Headquarters Tuesday, David Kanga said he suspects “there won’t be much truth” in the allegations made and quickly added that even if they were true, the Commission should be able to deal with the matter quickly so that it can continue its work.
“I have confidence in the Commission and I do believe that this should be a case that they can put aside and do their work,” he stressed.
To disabuse people’s minds of perceptions that the EC is corrupt institution, Mr Kanga said the Commission must ensure the appropriate sanctions are applied if any of its officers are found guilty.
“I think the Commission has the ability to deal with it, I believe they will do so,” he concluded.