- EC Commissioner, Dr Asare says the election management body will not rig the 2020 polls in favour of any individual or party
- He was responding to concerns raised by the NDC flagbearer John Mahama
Former president John Dramani Mahama has been urged not to entertain any fears ahead of the 2020 elections.
According to a deputy commissioner of Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Bossman Asare, the elections management body will ensure a free and fair election in 2020.
Dr. Bossman also noted that the Commission has no interest in any particular party or candidate. He opined that the process will be fair to all the parties and Ghanaians.
Speaking on Accra based Peace FM, on Thursday, May 23, 2019, the EC Commissioner said: “I will urge the former president not to entertain any worry at all. We are at the Commission to serve all Ghanaians”.
“We will follow due process and ensure that the electoral system is credible, free and fair to all so that whoever wins the elections will feel satisfied and whoever loses will accept it in good faith.
“Again, I will assure the former president not to worry at all,” he noted.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, in a recent interview with Citi FM, said the posture of the the chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa, and some of the commissioners does not indicate neutrality ahead of the 2020 polls.
“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,” Mr Mahama told Accra-based Citi FM on Monday, May 20, 2019.
“The EC is not a secret society. It is not somebody’s private closet that needs to be shut, and, [we], don't 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, then this affects the trust and confidence the people have in the EC , a neutral arbiter,” he added.
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