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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.

Jean Mensa was speaking at the launch of the 2020 ‘Agent of Peace Campaign’ by the Church of Pentecost when she said: “right from the onset of our electoral activities, we engaged our primary stakeholders, ie, our political parties, on all our intended activities.”

“Though the impression is often created that the takes decision on its own, this is not the case. I believe it will be important to educate and inform the public about the involvement of the political parties in all our processes,” she explained.

Most of the misgivings in the electoral process have come from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

It 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 deletion of names from the voter register in NDC strongholds.

The EC has, however, denied the claims made against it by the opposition.

As far as it is concerned, its management of the electoral roll has been transparent

In a statement the commission released last week it said the opposition’s “allegations are unfounded.”

The commission 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.”


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