Opposition Parties Commend EC For Abolishing 'Strong Room' System

Opposition Parties Commend EC For Abolishing 'Strong Room' System

Major opposition parties in Ghana have sided with the decision by the Electoral Commission to abolish the 'Strong Room System' ahead of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.

Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei is documented to have announced during the close of the two-day forum on the voters register that the 'Strong Room System' would be abolished and rather be replaced with a far more transparent process.

Reacting to the decision, former National Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Peter Mac Manu commended the EC for its decision stating the new system clearly gives way to the “openness and transparency that is required of the EC."

Taking his turn as General Secretary of the People's National Convention, Benard Mornah explained the abolishing of the system goes a long way to “demystify the issue of strong room” thus make the 2016 elections far more transparent.

The Strong Room serves as the collation centre for all provisional results before election results are announced.

 

 

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