May 20, 2024

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has rendered an unqualified apology to residents of some parts of Eastern and Ashanti Regions who couldn’t take part in the just ended district level elections.

EC admitted that some electoral areas in the Ashanti and Eastern regions couldn’t conduct the district level elections due to technical issues and apologized for incomvinieces caused to the residents in those affected areas.

According to the EC, these affected areas have been rescheduled to Thursday, 21st December, 2023.

“The Commission wishes to inform the general public that due to a number of technical challenges, the District Level Elections in some Electoral Areas in the Ashanti and Eastern Regions have been rescheduled to Thursday, 21st December, 2023” The EC announced in a statement signed by Acting Head, Public Affairs of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Michael Boadu.

“We apologize for the inconviniences caused by residents of these Electoral Areas” Part of the statement read.

The  Electoral Commission assured that appropriate measures will be put in place to ensure that residents in the affected areas also take part in the district level elections.

“We assure the residents of the affected areas that the District Level Elections will be held on Thursday, 21st December, 2023” The EC assured.

More than 66,000 aspirants contested as Assembly and Unit Committee Members in 6,215 electoral areas across 216 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies in the just ended District Level Elections.

The over 66,000 aspirants consist of  18,755 assembly member candidates and 47,502 unit committees, equivalent to 66,257.

Meanwhile, the opposition  National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region has raised concerns over the mess in the District Level Election.

According to them, they are disappointed in the EC for causing this mess