EC disbands Steering Committee

EC disbands Steering Committee

- EC has suspended the work of the Steering Committee due to opposition by the political parties.

- IPAC met on Friday and they unanimously agreed the committee must be suspended.

- According to IPAC the EC failed to involve them before forming the committee.

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has suspended the controversial 18-member Steering Committee after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC)  meeting Friday.

The suspension of the novelty committee follows opposition by the political parties.

According to reports from the corridors of the EC’s head office in Accra;  the political parties unanimously agreed that committee be suspended because they were not informed before the committee was formed.

The formation of the Steering Committee for the 2016 general election by the EC has generated lots of controversy especially about the neutrality of the committee.

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A political pressure group, the Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), alleged that some three members of the EC’s committee were known politicians. Thus their call for the dissolution of the committee.

But Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Christian Owusu Parry told the media "One or two biased members can’t stop us [EC]”.

 

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