The Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, has stated that the party’s delay in reporting the alleged printing of extra one million ballot papers by Inno-Link Printing Press to the police, does not change the fact that the act is a crime.
Elvis Afriyie Ankrah pointed out that the police is already aware that extra one million ballot papers were printed by Inno-Link Printing Press.
He added that police officers were present at the scene and supervised the burning of the ballot papers.
“In any case, whether it is 10 months or one year, have you asked the EC why they also took 10 months to respond? Because, these issues were in the public domain the police supervised the burning together with the National Investigation Bureau, so it is a matter within their domain already for which they should have been acting.
Whether it is 10 months or two years, is there a statute on the limitation when it comes to a crime? Does that change the facts?
“If the IGP is showing commitment and is being proactive, by arresting people brandishing guns which is a misdemeanour, for which he is being commended, these are also matters in the public domain.
Even beyond printing of ballot papers. Eight innocent Ghanaians have been murdered. These are all matters of public record and the police should be interested. So if they have forgotten we will take the steps to remind them,” he said.
Source|osimpamfm.com|Richard Owusu Tawiah