A member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Yilo Krobo Constituency in the Eastern Region, Mr Michael Amanor, has petitioned the party executives to investigate an aspirant, Mr Michael Ologo, in connection with allegations of impersonation and criminal conduct.
Mr Amanor alleged in his petition dated 6 September 2019, which was addressed to the Committee for Settling Outstanding Disputes that Mr Ologo did not graduate in 2009 with a Master of Science (MSc) Aerospace Administration & Logistics degree from the South Eastern Oklahoma State University in Durant as he has made the public to believe in his resume.
“Checks on his assertion that he had graduated from the South Eastern Oklahoma State University in Durant with a Master of Science (MSc) Aerospace Administration & Logistics in the year 2009 came out as false.
“His name appeared nowhere in the list of persons that graduated in the year 2009 as claimed,” the petitioner claimed.
Mr Amanor also said there were tax evasion allegations brought against Mr Ologo in 2017.
The petitioner was of the view that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is armed with the same information he has gathered and will be detrimental to the fortunes of the NDC in winning the Yilo Krobo seat in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls if Mr Ologo wins the primaries, hence the call for a probe.
The Yilo Krobo constituency is one of the areas where the parliamentary primaries of the NDC was postponed due to disagreements.
Below is the full petition:
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC)
GBEKORMANYA R/C BRANCH,
YILO KROBO CONSTITUENCY
6TH SEPTEMBER, 2019
COMMITTEE FOR SETTLING OF OUTSTANDING DISPUTES
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC)
ADABRAKA - ACCRA
PETITION: ACT OF IMPERSONATION & CRIMINAL CONDUCT ON THE PART OF MICHAEL OLOGO, PARLIAMENTARY ASPIRANT - YILO KROBO.
I am Michael Amanor, a card-bearing and dues-paying member of National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Yilo Krobo Constituency. I am currently a member of the Gbekormanya R/C Branch of the Yilo Krobo Constituency NDC.
Being a card-bearing member, I believe it is my undeniable responsibility and right to draw the attention of the party to anything that might destroy the credibility and image of the party at all times.
I, therefore, bring to your attention my concerns;
Just after the lifting of the ban on campaigning in the Constituency for the Parliamentary Primaries, several CVs (Curriculum vitae) appeared on many NDC platforms in the Constituency in respect of the pending Contest.
My personal background checks on all the aspirants who offered to contest came out with several shocking results on one of them, Mr Michael Ologo. It is my understanding that this same CV was added to the documents he filed at the Constituency office when he submitted his forms.
Checks on his assertion that he had graduated from the South Eastern Oklahoma State University in Durant with a Master of Science (MSc) Aerospace Administration & Logistics in the year 2009 came out as false.
His name appeared nowhere in the list of persons that graduated in the year 2009 as claimed.
Checks in Ghana also indicates that he has been cited for tax evasion (as reported by www.yen.com.gh under the headline: "Three MDs arrested for evading tax on diesel to the tune of GHS 470,000.00)” and is currently fighting off a case of impersonation in the same case.
He also came out as a person with multiple crime records in the USA.
Additionally, I have reason to believe that some of the certificates of Michael Ologo, do not bear the name "MICHAEL TETTEH OLOGO", his full name, hence a reason for the exclusion of "TETTEH" from his documents. This confirms the suspicion that he is using certificates of his half-brother "MICHAEL NARTEY OLOGO" now residing in the United States.
Armed with these revelations and hearing also that members of the opposition NPP, who are also privy to the above- mentioned information, are waiting patiently to unleash it on us should he be elected as our party Parliamentary Candidate, I have taken this painful but necessary decision to petition the party to initiate without delay an immediate investigation into the past of the Aspirant Michael Ologo and also for the party to take the necessary actions to avoid any embarrassments these acts of Mr Michael Ologo (if confirmed to be true) may bring to the party .
Thanking you in anticipation of a good investigative work.
(MEMBER, GBEKORMANYA R/C BRANCH
Cc: The Founding Father, NDC
Cc: The Flagbearer and Leader, NDC
Cc: The General Secretary
Cc: Regional Chairman-Eastern Region
Cc: Constituency Secretary - Yilo Krobo.