Samuel Koku Anyidoho, a former deputy general secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), claims that Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the party’s general secretary, secretly admitted the party lost the 2020 elections to the EC but said the party was victimized in public.
Koku Anyidoho said in a tweet posted on November 20 that Asiedu Nketiah conceded the NDC had lost the 2020 elections when he requested a refund of filing costs the party had paid in compliance with the Electoral Commission of Ghana’s rules (EC).
“Even before Asiedu-Nketiah, lied to NDC that the 2020 election was stolen from us, he had written to the EC conceding defeat & requested for a refund of filing fees per the EC’s laws,” parts of the tweet read.
He stated that “So, where is the money that was refunded; and how accountable has he been over the years?”.
Documents pertaining to the claimed reimbursement request made by Asiedu Nketia were also given by Koku Anyidoho.
However, the NDC did not acknowledge losing the 2020 elections anywhere in the paper.
The request for the return was in accordance with the legislation regulating the 2020 elections, according to the document.
“The Functional Executive Committee (FEC) of the National Democratic Congress sends you warm greetings. FEC also wishes to inform you that it is formally requesting a refund of deposits it made in respect of its presidential and parliamentary candidates.
“Regulations 46(1) and 46(3) of C.1.127 spell out the conditions for a refund or forfeiture of deposits made by Presidential or Parliamentary Candidates A Presidential or Parliamentary candidate must obtain a minimum of 25% and 12.5% respectively in a General Election to qualify for refund,” portions of the text read.
View the docs and tweets from Koku Anyidoho below:
Even before Asiedu-Nketiah, lied to NDC that the 2020 election was stolen from us, he had written to the EC conceding defeat & requested for a refund of filing fees per the EC’s laws. So, where is the money that was refunded; and how accountable has he been over the years? pic.twitter.com/gtnDrBqUy6
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah