I’ll prosecute EC officials who rig elections – Special Prosecutor

The Special Prosecutor, Kissi Agyebeng, has cautioned electoral officers that they would be prosecuted if they manipulate election results in favour of a particular political party or a candidate.

“If you are an electoral officer or a returning officer and you change results I am going after you…immediately u declare the results I am going after it and matching polling stations and matching pink sheets with pink sheets and if they don’t tally I am going after you,” Mr Agyebeng sent warned during an interview on Accra-based radio station,Starr FM on Wednesday.

According to him, the Office of the Special Prosecutor has the power to probe electoral rigging and does not need to wait for the Supreme Court before he investigates any electoral-related rigging.

Mr Agyebeng also rubbished claims by his predecessor, Martin Amidu, that he is a “poodle of the ruling NPP government.”

He described those claims by Mr. Amidu as unfortunate, adding he is a man of integrity and cannot be influenced by the government.

“When I heard Martin Amidu’s ‘poodle’ comment, I shrugged. If you don’t know me and you sit in your house and write something for people to believe you, that’s you. I knew it will be a daunting task but I didn’t anticipate going into an office that’s not been properly set up. It meant that I had to revise my notes.”

Mr Agyebeng believes that there are people who want him to fail in his new job.

However, he also believes there are people who want the fight against corruption to become a success.

“If you have done nothing wrong, why should you be afraid? If you’re involved in corruption-related activities, I’m coming for you. I see some people on the divide praying and fasting that I fail. There are detractors all over…There are some well-meaning people who want this fight to go on well.”

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