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01-Jul-2018  
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The removed Deputy Commissioner in-charge-of Operations at the Electoral Commission (EC), Amadu Sulley, was cited for a number of infractions at the EC including the illegal transfer of votes and embezzlement. He has also been asked to refund some GH¢320,822 which went missing under his watch.

Other allegations that were leveled against him in 2017, include the financial exploitation of the political party primaries.

The report of the committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo to probe the EC the three EC officials included its immediate past Chairperson and another deputy, recommended his removal from office, after investigating separate complaints brought against him by none other than her boss, Charlotte Osei.

The breakdown of the allegations and indictments are captured below.

The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, outlined these breaches at a Press Conference on Friday morning.

1. Exploiting political party primaries

Amadu Sulley was said to have taken the political party primaries as a private commercial project.

Funds were paid directly into the personal accounts of key staff for functions to be performed for the party primaries.

Findings

After testimony the EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, the EC Director of Finance, Joseph Kwaku Asamoah, the Director of Elections of the NDC party, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, among others, the Committee established that the “NDC paid over GH¢5 million in cash” for their primaries to the EC and the NPP paid GH¢233,270 and GH¢276,600 for its presidential and parliamentary primaries respectively.

Amadu Sulley was said to have “defied all the known prudent financial administration practices and took over five million cedis in cash and kept same in the custody of individuals.”

The Committee also found that “he allowed over GH¢6 million received on behalf of the Commission to be handled in a manner that decries any reasonable and prudent accounting principles, leaving room for fraud and misapplication of the money. Though in the midst of investigations of how the money was managed the Commission opened an account for internally generated funds in December 2015, the deputy head of the Electoral Services Department was holding on to GH¢360,000 in cash until 2016 when the Director of Elect
 
 
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