- Jean Mensa, Ghana’s Electoral Commissioner, says her outfit is almost ready for the election.
- Parliament held an emergency sitting to hear the EC’s brief on ahead of the elections.
- Jean Mensa says all election materials are being distributed to all polling stations.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana says it is 95 percent prepared for the presidential and parliamentary elections. Commissioner, Jean Mensa, made this known when she addressed Parliament on Saturday.
With a few weeks to the elections of December 7, the main opposition party - National Democratic Congress (NDC) - has doubted the credibility and preparedness of the EC for the elections describing its “incompetence” as “legendary”.
In an emergency sitting in Parliament, Jean Mensa explained that the procurement of all essential election materials have been completed. Distribution to all polling stations, according to the EC boss, are underway.
“The EC is 95 percent ready for the successful, credible,, fair, orderly and peaceful conduct of the election in 2020. Permit me to highlight a number of significant achievements. The EC has procured a wide variety of election materials for the elections including ballot boxes, papers, rechargeable lamps...as we speak, distribution of these items are underway,” she stated.
The Electoral Commission has vetted and approved the registration of all twelve presidential candidates for the December elections. Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the main opposition party, John Dramani Mahama, has told some officials of the European Union that the EC can’t be trusted.
According to Mahama, the Electoral Commission fails to abide by due process when it comes to legal provisions. He further complained that new reforms of Ghana’s electoral process came too close to election day - citing late registration and verification.
Ghana’s Electoral Commission remains a model to member states in Africa. The country has been commended for peaceful elections and transitions since 1992. As stakes remain keen between the NDC and NPP, the 2020 elections is expected to be one of the most crucial since the 1996 elections of Jerry Rawlings and John Kufuor.
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