EC Boss Breaks Silence On Elections 2016, Reveals Plans For Free And Fair Elections

EC Boss Breaks Silence On Elections 2016, Reveals Plans For Free And Fair Elections

Boss of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei has explained what she has described as advanced preparations made by her outfit towards a free and fair general elections come November 7.

Speaking in an interview with Joy FM in Accra, the electoral commissioner revealed that as part of efforts to endure that the general elections is conducted on a free and free basis, the commission will be considering proposals of electoral assistance from the association of chartered accountants in the country -  a development which will see the EC employ the expertise of chartered accountants in the country across all collation centers not leaving behind the inclusion of about 275 academic professionals who would be helping with the polls across all constituencies.

Charlotte Osei has also argued that the EC would not be considering the legalisation of a Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) stating that the EC was prone to doing the bidding of political parties in the country if it exclusively kowtowed to their bidding.

Touching on the debate for a new voters' register, Charlotte Osei expressed that Ghana will end up with a “very elitist” voter’s register if the Commission gave in to the methods suggested by the opposition New Patriotic Party stating,  the commission has resolved to audit the voters' register instead of giving in to the demand by the NPP for a new register.

Meanwhile, the electoral commission is released its timetable for the year 2016 ahead of the general elections scheduled for November 7th. The activities, which includes six major activities is to see the general public prepare in earnest for the awaited parliamentary and presidential elections.

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