The flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) will not declare his assets ahead of filing his nominations at the Electoral Commission (EC), acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, has stated.
As part of the requirements for the filing of nominations for the 2016 elections, the EC has requested presidential and parliamentary aspirants to declare their assets but Mr Boadu said the law that supported that request had been repealed.
He told Prince Minkah on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show: “You do not have to do it if you are not a public officer. The law on which the EC even gave the directions is a law that has been repealed. So it is not applicable.”
He explained that what the three-time presidential aspirant will do is to “file his tax returns but will not declare his assets”.
Mr Boadu explained that sitting members of parliament who are seeking re-election were mandated to declare their assets as well as the president of the country. He said that filling of assets declaration forms is not even “done at the point of filing of nominations”.
He entreated the EC to be more “measured” in its communications to the public and base same on the laws of the country.
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