The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) is calling for the heads of assembly members from the Juaben Municipality in the Ashanti Region for allegedly taking bribes from the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) nominee, Alex Sarfo Kantanka in exchange for votes.
The Programmes Manager at GII, Mary Addah in a Citi News interview argued that if indeed the assembly members received the bribe, they should be arrested.
“Per the law, both the giver and the receiver are culpable if found to have indeed engaged in the act. The onus lies on the police to also pick them up, and it is also for the MCE to prove that he indeed gave monies to unduly influence the process and for which he was supposed to benefit from.”
“He first needs to come clean on how much he gave and who he gave to, then the police will take it from there.”
The nominee was captured on tape demanding monies he allegedly paid to the assembly members to motivate them to vote for him.
Angry residents threatened to assault the assembly members for failing to get them a Municipal Chief Executive, TV3’s Ibrahim Abubakar reported.
But for the intervention of the police some casualty would have been recorded, Ibrahim added.
The Police subsequently released a statement that he had been arrested and granted bail.
Speaking on Neat FM in reaction, the MCE nominee said those claims cannot be true because he has been home with his wife and children.
He further confirmed that indeed he demanded a refund of his monies from the assembly members following his rejection for the second time.