The former People’s National Convention (PNC) youth organiser, Abu Ramadan, has said that he is not convinced that the Electoral Commission (EC) can conduct credible elections in November.
Abu Ramadan recently secured a ruling at the Supreme Court for the EC to delete the names of 56,739 people that the commission says registered for the 2012 elections with National Health Insurance cards.
In its ruling, the court said that other people whose names were not submitted to court but had registered with NHIS cards should also be deleted.
Abu Ramadan and his legal team had questioned the accuracy of the list of 56,739 NHIS card registrants provided by the EC, arguing that the figure was too low.
But the court declined to go into the accusations, saying that it could bring up issues that were not captured in its earlier judgement.
In a reaction on Accra-based Class FM, Abu Ramadan accused the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei of working in the interest of President John Mahama.
According to him, Madam Osei promised the president when she was being sworn in as the commission's head that she would not disappoint him.
“While swearing her oath, she said ‘I assure the president I won’t disappoint you’. She didn’t say she wouldn’t disappoint the nation; she said ‘I won’t disappoint you’. And she proceeds to refuse to listen to the Ghanaian people, the very people she is out there to work for, the very stakeholders, who she is out there to work with,” he said.
Abu Ramadan said it explained why the EC chairperson had refused calls for her to compile what he called a credible and a more transparent register which he said would give people confidence going into the elections.