THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION (EC) IS ON TRACK – BERNARD TUTU-BOAHEN
The Electoral Commission of Ghana was established by Act of Parliament in 1993 as an autonomous body with the sole mandate of overseeing elections in Ghana.
Since its establishment, the commission has performed excellent in organising successful elections in Ghana till date. It has also become a model of excellence in Africa due to the professionalism and non-partisan stance it exhibits.
Furthermore, the role of the Electoral Commission of Ghana include conduct of referendum, supervision of local government, parliamentary and presidential elections, registration of political parties, voters amongst others.
Over the past few months, the commission’s decision to conduct new voter register to replace the old one has been a hot debate between the two most successful political parties in Ghana thus the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The NPP supports the Electoral Commission’s decision whilst the NDC declines. The commission has explained its decision to organise new registration to ensure sanity in the voter register but the NDC is leading a crusade for the commission to avert the decision.
Speaking in an interview with Alhaji Irbard Ibrahim on ‘Fontomfrom’ morning show on Kantanka TV, Methodist University lecturer, Bernard Tutu Boahen has commended the Electoral Commission of Ghana for their efforts in ensuring sanity in the voter register thereby trying to organise the registration of new voter register as one of the requirements for the 2020 elections.
“The EC over the years has exhibited exceptional role in handling our electoral system and I believe in them coming out with good decisions that will ensure an improved democratic system in Ghana”, he reiterates.
Mr. Tutu Boahen however advised the political parties to rally their support behind the Electoral Commission to ensure a free and fair elections in Ghana as always established.