Richard Ahiagbah arrested for voting in 2020 polls without voter ID: NDC to police

The Volta Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have urged the Ghana Police Service to take action against Richard Ahiagbah, Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for allegedly violating the country’s electoral laws.

His call arises from an incident during the 2020 general elections in which Mr Ahiagbah, despite acknowledging that his name did not appear in the Ketu South constituency voter register, was allowed to cast his vote.

This demand for action by the NDC follows the recent arrest of Hopeson Adorye, a prominent member of the Movement for Change, accused of detonating dynamite in the Volta Region during the 2016 general elections.

The Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, James Gunu, emphasized in an interview with Accra-based TV3 on Friday, May 24, that like Hopeson Adorye, Richard Ahiagbah should face arrest for alleged involvement in electoral fraud.

He stressed the importance of conducting thorough investigations into all allegations to ensure electoral justice, stating that law enforcement should not only arrest individuals but also conduct thorough investigations into the matter.

“Richard Ahiagbah, a NPP stalwart, confessed that although he was not registered as a voter in 2020, he voted. That is another confession and that is as criminal as throwing dynamite. Now Hopeson has been arrested and granted bail, but we can’t leave the other person he has confessed to because we can’t live in a selective justice system.”

“If Hopseson Adorye is guilty, Richard Ahiagbah is equally guilty of electoral fraud and I hope that the Ghana Police Service will arrest him and investigate him because he personally confessed to it,” he said.

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