A political analyst, Nii Amartei Amartey has downplayed the impact of the Office of the Special Prosecutor’s investigation into possible vote buying during the recently held Parliamentary Primaries by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in ‘orphan’ constituencies.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has declared wanted three persons who are alleged to have engaged in corruption-related offences during the primaries.
The trio, whose names are held by the OSP, were said to be displaying and distributing money during the NPP parliamentary elections.
“The following persons are wanted by the OSP for corruption and corruption-related offences in respect of the public elections – especially vote buying,” the OSP said in a statement.
According to the OSP, the actions of the three amounted to vote buying, which were against the laws of public elections.
But speaking to Starr News, Nii Amartei Armah said historical precedence makes it difficult to trust the investigation.
“With this invitation, let us see what he can do and then we will bak him. But what we are saying is that too many of these things have happened, we’ve caught people on camera, and he has written to invite them to meet a panel just like he has done this time around, but it is just like a wishy-washy thing. This cannot continue to go on. So, definitely we should have hope that it will die someday but it looks as if those put in place to help us do the job are not giving us the kind of support we need, so we can also support them equally.”