EC vows to prosecute voter buyers

The Electoral Commission has promised to put before court person engaged in vote buying during the November elections when credible evidence is made available.

The EC’s decision comes on the heels of proposals by civil society group, Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) for the Ghana Police to prosecute all persons engaged in vote buying ahead of and during the this year’s general elections.

The Commission’s Principal Public Relations Officer, Sylvia Annor, told Joy News’ Kwakye Afreh-Nuamah her outfit will go hard on such offenders.

“We can only facilitate the prosecution of people that we have seen visibly or physically when we have the evidence that Mr A is giving money to Mr B for [to buy votes] then we can proceed,” she said.

She underscored the need for the public to be vigilant and prompt the EC when they see people offering money for votes.

“The Electoral Commission may not be at certain places at certain times so that if you are a good citizen of this country and you see something happening, you have a right and the responsibility to cause the arrest of that person,” she said.