The Deputy Commissioner in charge of operations at the Electoral Commission Amadu Sulley has said he is seeking legal advice over allegations made against him by the chair of the commission.
The chairperson of the commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, on Saturday accused the Deputy Commissioner in-Charge of Operations of pocketing GHC6 million meant for the commission.
In a response to allegations levelled against her by the “Concerned Workers” of EC, Mrs Osei claimed that Mr Sulley took the money from political parties for the organisation of party primaries.
According to her, he took the money without recourse to the commission and the involvement of the finance department.
“The Deputy Chair Operations collected above funds six million Ghana cedis in cash from political parties for the organization of party primaries without recourse to the structures of the Commission, without the involvement of the finance department of the Commission.”
“Political party primaries were treated as a private commercial project by the Deputy Chairperson Ops, with funds paid directly into the personal accounts of key staff for functions to be performed for party primaries.
“The Deputy Chairperson Operations has persistently instructed officials to carry out illegal vote transfers on the Voter management System in clear breach of the law and operational policies of the Commission. Such actions have major implications for the integrity of the work of the Commission and constitute abuse of office,” the EC boss noted.
Mr Sulley is yet to give detailed comments on the matter but has sent a text message to Accra-based Starr FM that: “I want to assure you that it’s not true. I have all the documents and I am going for legal advice”.