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EC reiterates Commitment To Overseeing Free And Fair Election

EC reiterates commitment to overseeing free and fair election

The Electoral Commission (EC) has again dismissed assertions that it could manipulate the election results.
The Commission’s Chairperson, Jean Mensa, has argued that political parties and other relevant bodies are constantly engaged in all processes leading to the conduct of elections, hence leaving no room for manipulation.

According to her, “right from the onset of their electoral activities, they engaged primary stakeholders, ie, all political parties, on all intended activities.”
According to the chairperson, it will be important to educate and inform the public about the involvement of the political parties in all their processes.
She iterated that most of the misgivings in the electoral process have come from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

According to her, the Electoral Commission has accused the EC of colluding with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rig the December polls and called for more scrutiny from observes and the international community.
The most recent contention in the electoral process has been the alleged deleting of names from the voter register in NDC strongholds.

Madam Jean Mensah disclosed that the EC has however denied the claims made against it by the opposition.
As far as it is concerned, management of the electoral roll has been transparent hence the opposition’s “allegations are unfounded. 

The commission has however assured Ghanaians that it “will bequeath the nation with a Register that reflects truth and integrity, a Register that is credible and comprises eligible Ghanaians only.”

 by Mary Quartey

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