Major Boakye-Djan questioned by CID over alleged comments against EC
Major (Rtd) Kwadwo Boakye-Djan has been questioned by officials of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service at his residence on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, for comments he made about the Electoral Commission (EC) on a radio programme.
The comments were made on an Accra-based radio station, Okay FM.
In the said interview, he said the rumpus surrounding the compilation of a new voters’ register could plunge Ghana into chaos.
Citi News sources indicated that Major Boakye-Djan failed to honour an earlier invitation by the police due to health issues.
Subsequently, police officers visited him for preliminary questioning.
According to the police, they chose to formally question him today at his home due to his health condition.
As part of the interrogation process, an audio recording of the interview where he made the said comment was played to him and his statement taken.
The EC has faced recent criticism for the barrage of attacks on the EC by mainly the National Democratic Congress (NDC) after it submitted a Constitutional Instrument (C.I) to Parliament to pass legislation that will make only the National Identification Card and the Ghana passport eligible for registration onto the voters’ register.
This has led to accusations that the National Identification Authority (NIA) and the EC are conspiring to rig the 2020 general elections for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The EC has also been under fire for its moves to compile a new electoral roll to complete new equipment it is purchasing for the conduct of the 2020 elections.