Open up for reforms – Political analyst to EC

    A political analyst has reminded the commissioners sitting on the elections management body, Electoral Commission (EC) that they have no business talking.

    According to the political analyst, the EC brought the current shame onto itself when it rescinded the decision to be cross-examined during the 2020 Election Petition hearing before the Supreme court.

    Mr. Jonathan Asante Okyere gave this reminder to the EC’s commissioners led by Madam Jean Mensah in reaction to the EC asking the police to investigate claims by former president John Dramani Mahama that one million ballot papers were thumb-printed ahead of the December 7, general elections.

    Speaking in an interview on Accra 100. 5 FM’s mid-day news Mr. Okyere noted that the EC brought the shame onto itself the very day the commissioners refused to be cross-examined during the Elections Petition hearing.

    “Organising an election where eight people lost their lives trying to satisfy their civil rights and the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) have no representative in Parliament is shameful,” he said, adding “this has never happened in the history of elections since the year 2000.”

    He continued that “for excess ballots to be spotted at the offices of Ghana Publishing Corporation offices headed by David Asante, a member of the pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance and later found in the Ashanti Region, thumb-printed for the sitting president was shameful, to say the least.

    “So how can the EC turn around to claim that its image has been dragged into the mud when it brought the shame onto itself by its own actions.”

    In his view, the EC failed itself when it refused to mount the dock to offer some explanations for some of the problems that reared its ugly head in the last elections during the election petition when the NDC took the matter to the Supreme Court.

    He further asserted that the Deputy Chairman of the EC in charge of Corporate Affairs, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, does not understand the implications of asking the police to investigate the claims of the former president John Dramani Mahama.




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