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Nana Addo has appointed politically exposed persons to lead the EC, so let us be vigilant – Mahama

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Former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo over the latest appointments made, especially to the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) noted that President Akufo-Addo keeps appointing politically exposed people into positions of trust where they are supposed to be non-partisan and neutral.

Mr. Mahama remarked that former NPP communicators, IT personnel, and others who held various positions for the party are now election commission members.

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He said these individuals will not be fair and transparent in the upcoming 2024 presidential and legislative elections.

“This is a president who is appointing politically exposed people into positions of trust where they are supposed to be neutral and non-partisan, and so people who have been communicators for the party, people who have been IT backstops for the party, today are Commissioners of the Electoral Commission. How do you expect them to be neutral and fair about what is happening?

“People who were patrons of TESCON on campus are today Commissioners of the Electoral Commission. But we want to wake up the conscience of the nation to the fact to the fact that the right thing must be done so that the outcome can actually be the will of the people.

“So going up to the election, we will continue to play our part. We will raise red flags anytime we think things are not going very well. And we believe that the church community should also keep an eye and be vigilant in terms of making sure that the right thing is done.”

He has therefore admonished members of the NDC to remain vigilant and do more to prevent the EC, in collaboration with the government, from manipulating the electoral processes.

He also appealed to the church to be more alert and vigilant to ensure the right things are done.

The candidate said these during an interaction with the Christian Ecumenical Council on Monday, May 20.
 
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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