Electoral Commission issues warning on alleged bribery in Ejisu By-election, vows to uphold integrity


The Electoral Commission (EC) issued a stern warning against attempting to bribe its officials during the ongoing Ejisu by-election.

The Commission’s alert followed the circulation of a video on social media allegedly showing a bribery incident at one of the Polling Stations in the Ejisu Constituency by-election.

Identified as the Fumesua Pentecost Church Polling Station with code F311503, the video depicted a man approaching the table and placing an envelope on it, where the Presiding Officer and Ballot Issuer were stationed.

In response, the EC swiftly took action by removing the two temporary staff involved while launching investigations into the matter.

Samuel Tettey, the Deputy Chairman of Operations, emphasized the Commission’s commitment to upholding integrity, truth, and transparency. These core values are instilled during the training of all temporary staff.

The Commission made it clear that any actions tarnishing its integrity would not be tolerated. Officials found violating the institution’s laws would face sanctions without hesitation.

A statement issued by Samuel Tettey assured the public that a detailed report on the incident would be released in due course, ensuring transparency and accountability.

The incident underscores the importance of fair and transparent electoral processes, where bribery and corruption have no place.

The EC’s swift response demonstrates its dedication to maintaining the integrity of the electoral system, essential for upholding democracy.

The public’s trust in the electoral process relies on the Commission’s ability to address such incidents promptly and effectively.

By taking decisive action, the EC sends a clear message that attempts to undermine the electoral process will be met with consequences.

It serves as a reminder to all stakeholders, including political parties and voters, of their responsibility to ensure free, fair, and credible elections.

The EC’s commitment to transparency and accountability reinforces its role as a guardian of democratic principles.

Ensuring the integrity of elections is vital for upholding the will of the people and safeguarding democracy.

The incident serves as a wake-up call for heightened vigilance against attempts to compromise the electoral process.

The EC’s vigilance and swift action in addressing such incidents are crucial for maintaining public trust in the electoral system.

It is essential for all citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities during elections to uphold the integrity of the democratic process.

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