A former Deputy Minister of Communication under the NDC administration, Kwakye Ofosu, has sued a former Deputy EC, Pauline Dadzawa, for defamation.
Deputy EC Commissioner, Pauline Dadzawa had claimed in a leaked audio that Kwakye Ofosu pocketed money purportedly meant for members of the Electoral Commission (EC) to help the NDC’s course in the 2016 elections.
On the tape, Pauline Dadzawa is heard saying that she had heard that the former deputy minister had received an amount of $12 million meant to be given to members of the EC as a gift.
According to her, Kwakye Ofosu pocketed half of the $12 million per what she had heard, and also given the other half to the dismissed EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, when he realized that the NDC was going to lose the elections.
The Deputy EC Commissioner said dismissed EC chair also kept half of the alleged $12 million to herself without sharing with other officials of the Commission.
However, Kwakye Ofosu in response to the audio that’s circulating said: “Folks, ignore the claims made by one Pauline Dadzawa… that I kept part of money meant to be given to members of the Electoral Commission to influence the outcome of the 2016 elections.”
"At no point before, during or after that election was I given any money to give to anyone at the Electoral Commission. It is a matter of regret that a senior official of such an important body will find it necessary to dabble in such petty and irresponsible gossip and in the process harm the reputations of innocent persons".