EC must resign if any electoral violation is recorded in future - Otukonor

EC must resign if any electoral violation is recorded in future - Otukonor

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has served notice that it would be compelled to demand the immediate resignation of the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensa.

According to the NDC, the EC would face its wrath if the upcoming district level election also records electoral violations, manipulation and abuse of the electoral processes just as was seen in the referendum.

The Deputy General Secretary of the party, Peter Boamah Otokunor, said the matters that arose during the just-ended referendum did not inspire confidence in the current leadership of the commission.

Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Boamah Otokunor Source:
Source: UGC

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He added that the Jean Mensa-led administration was a looming disaster with a potential to reverse Ghana’s democratic gains.

“Jean Mensa has failed in the first test in the process leading to the conduct of the referenda. A repeat of this shambolic display will leave us with no choice than to demand for the immediate resignation of Jean Mensa and her team" Otokunor said.

During the December 27, 2018 referenda for the creation of the six new regions, videos of some persons allegedly thumb printing multiple ballot papers went viral on social media.

“On account of the incompetence of the EC, the evidence of electoral infractions perpetuated in the referenda and the direct involvement of electoral officials in the massive electoral fraud; we will follow closely, the performance of the new leadership at the Electoral Commission in subsequent elections including the district assembly election," Otokunor added.

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