The Electoral Commission of Ghana has bare 36 days to pull off a free, fair and credible elections on December 7.
But the the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei and her charges at the commission just might not be able to resolve all the issues and challenge before the December 7 date.
A former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Martin Amidu in a piece has tasked to EC boss to take the full blame and responsibility for the possible consequences that might arise from the commission’s decisions.
YEN.com.gh brings you three acts or decisions by the Electoral Commission that might delay the 2016 elections.
1. The decision to disqualify 13 presidential candidates
The presidential hope of 13 aspirants were dashed when the EC announced their disqualification from contesting in the 2016 presidential elections for failing to fill the details of their nomination forms properly and other offences.
2. The EC’s decision to go to court instead of jaw-jawing
The moment the commission decided to go the path of litigation with political parties and presidential aspirants then the December 7 deadline came in question. The EC on Monday decided to challenge the ruling in favour of Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, the presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party. The Electoral Commission filed an application at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn a High Court decision which asked the electoral body to allow one of the disqualified presidential aspirants to correct anomalies on his forms.
3. EC yet to release Voters' Register for 2016 elections
The final voters’ register to be used for the conduct of presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7 is yet to be released. The delay means the political parties may need more time to peruse the document.