The Electoral Commission of Ghana is creating a constitution for itself by asking political parties to declare their asset as part of requirement from aspiring candidates, former Deputy Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Hon. Kwame Osei-Prempeh has said.
In an interview on Ghana Te Sen, Hon. Osei-Prempeh said that the EC is just creating some power for itself, it is illegal for the EC to ask for declared assets from aspirants.
According to him, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission who is also a lawyer, Mrs. Charlotte Osei is making mistakes the former chairman who is not a lawyer did not even make.
An aspirant is not a public office holder as hence the law does not require them to publicly declare their assets.
The constitution of Ghana only requires public office holders to declare their assets
Hon. Kwame Osei-Prempeh also added that anyone who will be disqualified for not declaring his or her asset should petition the court.
Meanwhile the deputy general secretary of the NDC, Mr Koku Anyidoho says their candidate, President John Mahama is a public office holder and is therefore bonded by the law to declare his assets.
By: Maame Yaa Emefa Coffie