Mahama urges EC to be fair and truthful in 2020

Mahama urges EC to be fair and truthful in 2020

- Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Ghana EC has called on the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama in Accra

- The former president urged the EC to ensure confidence in the stakeholders regarding the provision of a level-playing field for all stakeholders

- The EC's meeting is to garner support ahead of the 2020 general elections

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure fairness in the 2020 elections.

The former president challenged the EC to also ensure the elections are not rigged in anyone’s favour.

According to Mahama, the EC has to ensure all the issues from the 2016 elections are addressed.

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He said it was imperative that those concerns were addressed to ensure that whoever wins in 2020, it would be treated as the free expression of the will of the people of Ghana.

The NDC presidential candidate said this when officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) led by its Chairperson, Jean Mensa, paid a courtesy call on him in Accra, Wednesday, July 10.

The meeting which was held under strict and tight security, prevented journalists from entering the meeting hall with their phones.

After the initial welcome remarks, the former president asked journalists to leave the meeting room for a heart-to-heart closed doors meeting with the EC officials.

Mahama further urged the EC to ensure confidence in the stakeholders regarding the provision of a level-playing field for all stakeholders.

On her part, the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa told the former president that the purpose of their visit was to among other things, seek his support and partnership for the activities of the Commission.

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She said it was also to bring the Commission to the doorstep of the opposition National Democratic Congress and to create a platform for dialogue.

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