Moses Abor, a prominent contestant in the Ayawaso Central race, has accused Greater Accra Regional Minister Hon. Henry Quartey of attempting to rig the January 27 poll.
Abor has subsequently petitioned Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), over the claims.
He mentioned, among other things, the Regional Minister and incumbent MP’s plans for the constituency to deploy both “illegal security personnel” and police officers thought to be on his side to offer security services on election day. This, he claimed, is intended to manipulate the outcome of the polls in his advantage.
According to Abor’s charges, the Minister’s activities are intended to intimidate and harass delegates on voting day who are perceived to be his supporters.
Abor further claimed that Henry Quartey and his friends devised a complicated plan to unlawfully stuff vote boxes with thumbprinted votes in an attempt to tamper with election results.
Moses Abor, the NPP’s Greater Accra Regional Youth Organiser since 2017, announced his resignation in September last year to run for the Ayawaso Central seat.
Read Moses Abor’s petition:
I am Moses Abor, an aspiring Member of Parliament in the Ayawaso Central Constituency (hereinafter referred to as “Constituency”) and I refer to the above subject matter.
My attention has been drawn to the fact that the Greater Accra Regional Minister and Member of Parliament of the Ayawaso Central Constituency. Hon. Henry Quartey, who is also a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary primaries in the same constituency, intends to use illegal security personnel to disrupt the election process on the 27th of January, 2024 to his favour.
Amongst other things, the Greater Accra Regional Minister intends to employ private security personnel and personnel from the Ghana Police Service who owes allegiance to him to intimidate and harass delegates whom he perceives as my supporters on the said day. I also have information that during counting, he intends to unleash hooligans to snatch ballot papers and possibly burn them to halt the process if it goes otherwise.
Together with my team, we have intercepted a grand agenda by the Regional Minister to stuff the ballot boxes with his thumb printed ballot papers when voting is ongoing. As law abiding citizens, we do not intend to take the law into our own hands.
We therefore petition the Inspector General of Police (IGP), to take a special interest in the elections of Ayawaso Central and deploy professional police personnel to the venue on the voting day to avoid clashes and ensure the election is free and fair.
We await your prompt action.