The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has filed an official complaint against the Electoral Commission (EC).
Some top members of the NDC were at the CID headquarters today April 27, 2020, to file the complaint and want the police to prosecute the EC officials for breaching COVID-19 containment directive.
The NDC claims the EC defied a Presidential order when they held a workshop over the weekend.
The Deputy General Secreatary of the paty Peter Otokunor led a delegation to file the complaint at the police headquarters.
The EC flouted a court injunction directing a halt of a their planned workshop.
The NDC wants the EC officials to face the full rigours of the law as has been exemplified in several cases of citizens being convicted on similar crimes.
The NDC officials spent almost 2 hours with the CID bosses and they have been assured that this matter will be dealt with appropriately.
After the filing of the complaint, Mr Otokunor said they want the police to act immediately because some persons have had to face the law for breaching this directive and the EC is not above the law.
The injunction on the said meeting held by the EC followed an action by the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram.
Sam George secured an injunction against the EC’s decision to hold a workshop at the City Escape Hotel from April 24 to 29, in his Constituency.
The meeting was to be held in three different batches in order to observe the social distancing protocols. The ex-parte injunction was granted by the Tema High Court.
Some less than 20 officials of the commission, however, met at the said location on the morning of Saturday, April 25, 2020, for a meeting.
The premises of the hotel was filled with some government vehicles. Police who later arrived at the location after reports from some NDC members who visited the place confirmed that some officials from the EC were indeed in the hotel.
They, however, maintained that it wasn’t a formal meeting, but a meeting at the lobby of the hotel.
Sam George says he will file a contempt action in court against the EC for defying the injunction on their workshop.