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EC says content of envelope for officials was for lunch – EC

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Electoral Commission (EC) has wrapped up its inquiry into the widely circulated video depicting an unidentified individual placing a white envelope on a table in front of EC officials during the Ejisu by-election.

In a statement signed the deputy Chairman of Operations for the EC, Mr. Samuel Tettey , it stated that the content of the envelope was for lunch for the officials.

“Our investigation revealed that the man in the video walked to their table and enquired whether they had eaten. He then placed the envelope on the table and asked them to use the contents of the envelope for their lunch, following which he walked away.”

He added that his office is in discussion with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to commence a probe into the matter.

The EC said it had withdrawn with immediate effect, the services of the two temporary election officers and held preliminary discussions with the Ghana Police Service to kick start the process for criminal investigations into the matter.