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EC’s directive for officers to prevent agents from observing the transfer of voters exercise partisan, ignore it – NDC to agents

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Dr. Omane Boamah, Director of Elections and IT for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has asked the party’s agent to disregard the Electoral Commission’s (EC) order to its officers not to allow party agents to observe the ongoing exercise for the replacement of lost ID cards, and transfer of votes.

He was responding to a memorandum issued under the hand of the Deputy Commissioner in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Asare, not to allow political party agents access to the centres where the exercise is currently ongoing.

The EC said its attention has been drawn to the clashes that occurred in some of the district offices.

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It condemned the violent clashes and asked the officials to prevent agents from observing the exercise.

But Dr. Boamah, in a statement, alleged that it was by the EC aimed at aiding the gerrymandering by the ruling NPP.

He asked what the NPP and the EC have to hide for the electoral body to issue such a directive.
The statement indicated that we are living in a volatile electoral environment coupled with what he described as incompetence on the part of the EC.

He noted that the EC cannot be trusted to do the right thing, hence the need for checks and balances.

He has therefore directed party agents to disregard the memorandum issued by the EC.
He added that it was also agreed at the Interparty Advisory Committee (IPAC) for the parties to send their agents to the district offices.

“As a result, we are directing our agents and regional and constituency executives to disregard this partisan order from the Deputy Chairman Operations of the Electoral Commission.

As agreed at the IPAC meeting (held last week on Wednesday 29th May, 2024 in the presence of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensah, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana), NDC agents must appear at the EC offices tomorrow to safeguard the sanctity of the upcoming elections and the peace of our dear country.”

Read the full statement below

NDC agents must disregard the partisan & outrageous order from the Deputy Chairman Operations of the EC aimed at aiding gerrymandering by the ruling NPP

NO gerrymandering!

The Deputy Chairman Operations of the Electoral Commission (EC) must return the bribe he has taken from the ruling NPP if he has been induced to aid gerrymandering.

What does the EC and the NPP have to hide such that they do not want Agents of political parties to observe the ongoing voter transfer exercise?

Will they stop any legitimate Civil Society Organisation from observing the voter transfer process?

What does the EC have to hide?

We are living in a very volatile electoral environment where the EC has proven to be incompetent at working basic arithmetic to collate the 2020 presidential election results.

Furthermore, in recent times, the EC has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the use of simple Excel to collate the total number of registered voters is more complex than quantum mechanics.

How does the EC expect the NDC and any reasonable Ghanaian to trust that they will be up to the task without checks and balances?

Additionally, how does the EC expect a Returning Officer alone to ascertain the authenticity of the mandatory 12 months or more stay of a voter seeking to transfer his/her vote in our very informal dominant society?

The EC by this directive to stop Agents of political parties from observing the ongoing voter Transfer exercise has once again proven to the NDC that they’re not interested in free, fair, and transparent elections.

As a result, we are directing our agents and regional and constituency executives to disregard this partisan order from the Deputy Chairman Operations of the Electoral Commission.

As agreed at the IPAC meeting (held last week on Wednesday 29th May, 2024 in the presence of Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensah, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana), NDC agents must appear at the EC offices tomorrow to safeguard the sanctity of the upcoming elections and the peace of our dear country.

No gerrymandering!

Besides, there is no aspect of our electoral laws that explicitly stops agents from observing voter transfer!

Therefore, we shall not allow a few partisanly biased people working at the EC to destroy our cherished democracy!

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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