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“Charcoal face” EC bosses lack moral right to condemn electoral violence – Kwesi pratt

Seasoned Journalist, Kwesi Pratt has thrown tantrums at the Electoral Commission (EC) for condemning the violent acts at registration centres across the nation.

According to him, the electoral management body itself doesn’t respect the country’s laws, otherwise they wouldn’t have gone to some Secondary Schools to register the students.

He added that the EC Bosses have painted their faces with ‘charcoal’ and decided to do whatever they want.

“Do they, themselves, abide by the laws? If they comply with the laws, would they use secondary schools as registration centres when they are not gazetted? They don’t obey the law but expect others to obey it. The Electoral Commission, itself, doesn’t respect the law; so why would someone else not infract the law?

“You’ve painted your faces with charcoal to disturb Ghanaians. What’s happening today? I’m so, so, so embarrassed by this development,” he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.

Self-Defence

Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson brandished a gun at the Step to Christ voters’ registration centre in the Awutu Senya East constituency in the Central Region on Monday, July, 20, 2020.

According to her, she got a tip that her political opponent had bused some unknown persons to participate in the ongoing registration exercise in the constituency.

She said she went to the center herself with her gun to protect herself and her people but fired shots when chaos erupted.

The Minister claimed she acted in self-defence after fearing for her life.

EC Condemns Violence

Following the Minister’s action, the Electoral Commission issued a statement to register their displeasure with the chaotic situations at some registration centers.

The EC accused political party supporters and sympathizers of perpetrating the violent acts.

The Commission explained what happened in Kasoa saying some unidentifiable gunmen disrupted the process by firing gunshots and attacked officials at the centre.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com

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