- The saga at the Electoral Commission continues as the embattled sides keep spewing fresh accusations at each other
- The National Peace Council has called for the leadership of the EC to step down for an investigation to be conducted
- The chairman urged them to end their verbal attacks as they only hurt the commission's image
As the rot at the Electoral Commission deepens, many persons have called for the resignation of the leadership, to give way for investigations into the allegations that have emerged.
The chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev. Prof Emmanuel Asante is among the many voices who believe a probe into the accusations the EC chair is fighting against, is necessary.
Rev. Asante noted that the situation was disappointing and the institution’s true purpose could be compromised, as the accusations 'bordered on criminality'.
“My humble submission to the commissioners and also to the staff members is to think about the image of the institution because the Electoral Commission is very crucial when it comes to the democratic governance of our nation and any erosion of confidence of the electoral commission is going to have negative effects on our future elections and the work they do,” he said, in an interview with Citi FM on Tuesday.
The chairman further urged the opposing parties to end their verbal assault on each other, as their conduct causes more harm to the institution and further adversely affects the reputation the EC holds.
“So they should think ahead as they trade accusations and counter accusations and in an attempt to justify and redeem their own image, they should also think far… they have said enough and they should allow due process to take place,” Rev. Asante added.
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