May 20, 2024

The Special Aid to former President John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari has questioned the neutrality, impartiality and fairness regarding registration of voters and conduct of elections of the current leadership of the Electorral Commission chaired by Jean Mensah.

According to her, the EC denied the people of Santrokofi Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi, (SALL) from representation in Parliament and for almost four years the beautiful people of SALL have not had a representative in parliament.

Adding that the EC could ot consider the plight of many Ghanaians living in rural and riverside areas and deliberately restricted the registration exercise to its district offices which many people find it difficult to access their registrations.

“The leadership of the Electoral Commission (EC) has conducted itself in a manner which leaves one with little to no doubt that the EC’s neutrality, impartiality and fairness regarding registration of voters and conduct of elections needs to be watched closely.” She said in a statement posted on her X.

“The EC clandestinely denied the people of SALL from representation in Parliament and for almost four years the beautiful people of SALL have not had a representative in parliament.”

“As if that was not enough, in its recent limited registration exercise, the EC, being very much aware of the demographics of our country and the plight of many Ghanaians living in rural and riverside areas, deliberately restricted the registration exercise to its district offices, many of which are not easily accessible.” Bawah Mogtari added.

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The leadership of the Electoral Commission (EC) has conducted itself in a manner which leaves one with little to no doubt that, the EC’s neutrality, impartiality and fairness regarding registration of voters and conduct of elections needs to watched closely.

The EC clandestinely denied the people of SALL from representation in Parliament and for almost four years the beautiful people of SALL have not had a representative in parliament.

As if that was not enough, in its recent limited registration exercise, the EC, being very much aware of the demographics of our country and the plight of many Ghanaians living in rural and riverside areas, deliberately restricted the registration exercise to its district offices many of which, are not easily accessible.

Despite the outcry by many Ghanaians and even the pendency of court suit against the decision of the EC, it went ahead with its planned registration in the same manner and not surprisingly the NPP supported and cheered on the EC.

In recent times, the EC has demonstrated that, once it takes a decision which finds favour with the NPP, it will proceed with the said decision regardless of any opposition or disagreement from other parties.

With the benefit of the conduct of the EC over the years, it is very well placed for the NDC to be preemptive and caution the EC to be fair and impartial in the selection of its officers in the upcoming registration exercise.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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