The Electoral Commission says it has held preliminary discussions with the Ghana Police Service to kick start the process for criminal investigations into an alleged bribery incident during the just ended Ejisu by-election.

A video captured the Member of Parliament for Kwadaso, Dr. Kingsley Nyaro handing over a white envelope to two Electoral Commission temporal staff at the Fumesua Pentecost Church Polling Station as the election was underway.

It is unclear what the content of the envelope was but a section of the public have speculated that it was money meant to influence the electoral officers.

But the EC in a statement issued on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, said its prelimanry investigation has established that the money was given to the two officials to buy lunch.

“Our investigations further 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.”

The Electoral Commission following the incident withdrew the services of the two temporal staff.