Election 2016 EOCO investigates Nduom and Ayariga over source of campaign funds

The letters inviting the two disqualified aspirants which were dated October 21, 2016, was signed by the Executive Director of EOCO, Justice Tsar.

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The Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) has given the Presidential nominees of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga up to Wednesday, October 26, to furnish their office with information on how they funded aspects of their political campaigns.

The Daily Graphic Newspaper reported that EOCO in a letter is asking Dr Nduom to explain the source of the over GHc1.7 million Cedis he used to pay for the filing fees of the parliamentary candidates of his party and his presidential filing fee at the Electoral Commission (EC).

 

“Information available to this office is to the effect that you financed the recent filing of nominations for both the presidential and parliamentary candidates with the total amount of GHc 1,750,000 from GN Bank,” the letter from EOCO stated.

 

In the letter to Ayariga it said “the office has analysed your statements and comments made to the media and circulated on social media.”

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“In one such statement, you are heard to have said you expended over $6 million to procure vehicles, among others. The statement is of great interest to the office,” hence the Office’s demand for him to tell them in writing his source of funding.

The letter stated that EOCO was interested in knowing how he claimed to have spent over $6 million dollars to procure vehicles, among others for his campaign.

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The letters inviting the two disqualified aspirants which were dated October 21, 2016, was signed by the Executive Director of EOCO, Justice Tsar.

The two presidential aspirants are part of the thirteen disqualified presidential aspirants by the EC over anomalies in their nomination forms.

Dr Nduom has since filed a suit challenging the disqualification. Ayariga has also suspended his presidential campaign to fully support that of the parliamentary candidates contesting on the ticket of the APC pending a court ruling over his disqualification.

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