A committee, set up to investigate Chairman of Bolgatanga Central Constituency of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), George Ayanore over allegation of votes buying during the party’s parliamentary election has exonerated the chairman.
Mr. Ayanore who was accused of luring voters to vote for a candidate of his choice while voting was ongoing at the Catholic Social Center in Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region was nearly attacked by some irate youth of the party.
This led to the accused chairman, Mr. Ayanore to petitioned the Council of Elders of the party in the constituency to investigate the matter.
The Council of Elders of the party in the constituency through a committee led by its chairman, Dominic Asabea in a 2-page report cited by A1 News found the constituency chairman of no wrong doing.
The report indicated that “the chairman did not openly or secretly campaign for any candidate at the venue, that the chairman did not openly or secretly gave out money to any delegate to influence the voting pattern at the venue”.
The Council of Elders in its report while congratulating Mr. Ayanore for a “show of maturity at the scene of the incident on the voting day” admonished him to remain resolute and “not be discouraged by the incident”.
In an exclusive interview with A1 News the Bolgatanga constituency chairman of the opposition NDC, Mr. Ayanore expressed gratitude with the findings of the committee.
“In fact, I will say that, I am over joyed not because I did something but the fact that people who might have thought that something happened, would now realize that nothing really happened. It was just an imagination of a few people, for their own interest. To an extent, I feel very confident now to carry out my duties”.
Mr. Ayanore who had threatened legal action against individuals who leveled the allegations against him and threatened to attack him during the party’s parliamentary elections which saw Isaac Adongo emerging winner, said he intends not to seeking level advice again since the committee has exonerated him.
“Now that the committee has come out with a verdict, exonerating me, I think legal action is not the way to go”, he stated.
Source: A1Radioonline.com|Joshua Asaah