The constitutional mandate of the EC must be respected - Rawlings

The constitutional mandate of the EC must be respected - Rawlings

- Rawlings has revealed that it is important for the Ghanaian people to note that the constitutional mandate of the Electoral Commission must be respected

- He said while we work towards perfecting our electoral process, it is important to also pursue and sustain our unique democratic dispensation

- Rawlings further stated that the debate surrounding the compilation of the new voters' register must be thoroughly examined so as not to undermine our democratic success

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Former president Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that it is important for the Ghanaian people to note that the constitutional mandate of the Electoral Commission must be respected.

According to him, while the country works towards perfecting our electoral process, it is important to also pursue and sustain our unique democratic dispensation.

Speaking during the June 4th Revolutionary address, Rawlings said we must endeavour as a nation to deepen the spirit of the consultative process, equity, respect for the rule of law.

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He described the Electoral Commission as the fulcrum of our multiparty democracy and as such, must be supported and protected by all stakeholders; to ensure a free and fair election and a peaceful society.

Rawlings further stated that the debate surrounding the compilation of the new vorers' register must be thoroughly examined so as not to undermine our democratic success.

"An election is an event but, building a democratic, free and peaceful society it is a process so the debate surrounding the new voter’s register must be thoroughly examined so we do not undermine the successes we have chalked so far, as a nation," he said.

He added that, "The sanctity of the right of choice is not a matter we can compromise with. That sanctity must be preserved at all cost and as we inch towards November let us ensure that the institutional processes are transparent and beyond blemish."

The former president's annual June 4, speech has drawn a lot of comments from Ghanaians

George also holds the firm belief that the mandate of the EC should be respected.

Steve also believe the sanctity of the right of choice must be preserved at all cost.

Bismark also quoted the former president saying the process leading to the election must be done in consultation with various stakeholders.

Daniel couldn't have agreed better

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In other news, the Supreme Court has asked the Electoral Commission to give legal reasons why the old voters' ID card was refused as a form of identification for the new voter's registration exercise.

The old voter's ID card which is known as legal or true identification has been refused as a form of identification in order to get a new voters ID.

According to a report filed by Graphic Online, per the orders of the court, the EC is expected to provide the legal basis for which the old voters' ID was refused by the EC.

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