NDC Effutu Parliamentary candidate charged for ‘abusing’ EC committee chairman
The NDC Parliamentary candidate for Effutu constituency has been charged with offensive conduct that breaches peace in the area.
James Kofi Annan, according to the police on July 21, 2020, at the Latter Day Saint voter registration challenge centre in Winneba verbally abused the Chairman of the Committee, Samuel Asiedu Okanta.
Court documents in possession of theghanareport.com said the complainant, Mr Okanta was chairing the committee when the accused, Mr. Annan walked in on them demanding answers as to why the committee had started its hearing without a representative from the NDC.
The complainant then approached the accused and said he was the Chairman of the committee and so he should address him.
The prosecution led by Seargent D. Azumah, the statement of the complainant did not go down well with Kofi Annan who then replied, “If you are the Chairman of the committee and so what? You are the reason why we are not enjoying peace in Winneba town”.
The law governing the challenge process states that when the legitimacy of an applicant is called into question, the EC official must withhold the ID card of the applicant until an EC panel makes a final determination on the person.
It was at the sitting of the committee that the incident happened.
Mr. Kofi Annan has, however, been put before the Winneba District Magistrate Court.
Read court document below
Incredible! We’re really living in an animal farm
Hahahaha, does the chairman want to achieve? Is he a fair referee to sit as a chairman?