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Politics Sun, 28 Apr 2019

EC boss is a threat to Ghana’s democracy – Asiedu Nketia

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has disclosed that the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa’s attitude towards the opposition party is worrying.

To General Mosquito as he is popularly called, the problem is not with the NDC as a party but the attitude of the EC.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM, General Mosquito described the posture of the EC boss as a possible threat to the commission and Ghana’s democracy.

“It appears Jean Mensa is harbouring some prejudice against the NDC and somehow I believe is because of the opinion we expressed about her suitability for the position when her appointment was made and she thinks that is a sufficient reason for denying us our rights,” he stated.

There seems to be a sour relationship between the NDC and the EC over criticisms regarding the limited registration exercise to be undertaken by the EC.

The NDC kicked against the upcoming limited registration exercise to be conducted at the district offices of the EC.

The party raised concerns over a decentralised process with the explanation that the district office registration would disenfranchisement most Ghanaians.

However, the EC has rejected the claims arguing that, the plan to organise the registration at the district level falls in line with measures to upgrade its Information Technology infrastructure.

Source: adomonline.com
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