The Flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has said he doubts the competence of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) to organize successful in 2020 elections.
The Electoral Commission’s (EC) has come under intense pressure from the Top hierarchy of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of preparations towards the elections.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer told Citi News in an exclusive interview that the EC needs “to be more open with the political parties ahead of election 2020.”
“They need to prove us wrong. We have our doubts that they can be neutral and fair… the current posture and the way they are conducting things makes us doubt that they will be neutral and fair in 2020.”
“The EC is not a secret society. It is not somebody’s private closet that needs to be shut and us not know what is going on there… they should open all the process.”
“When the EC starts behaving like the representatives of political parties are a nuisance [to the Commission]… then this affects the trust and confidence the people have in the EC [which is supposed to be] a neutral arbiter,” the former President added.
Mr. Mahama advised Jean Mensa not to “become sensitive to criticisms” and further urged her to change her posture.
“Her posture doesn’t give confidence that she is going to be neutral in this matter,” he stated.
But Information Minister, Oppong Nkrumah says he doesn’t why the Former President will keeping bashing the leadership of the Electoral Commission’s (EC).
On the former president’s call, it’s a bit interesting that that call never came through until there was a new EC Chair”, Mr Oppong Nkrumah told journalists on Monday, 20 May 2019, adding: “It’s just an interesting point that during the tenure of the former EC Chair, we never heard him [Mr Mahama] make this request: that details of their system being hacked, etc., should be put out there”.
By : Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Ghana / 2019 /Twitter:@obeng_governor