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We must protect the independence of EC - Pius Enam Hadzide

Wed, 17 Jun 2020 Source: Peace FM

Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide says no political party has the right to dictate to the Electoral Commission of Ghana in the performance of its duties.

The Deputy Information Minister spoke on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo' on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

According to him, the EC's independence should not be undermined, hence the Commission's decision to compile a new voters' register to conduct credible elections must hold.

Hon. Enam Hadzide was commenting on the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) petition before the Supreme Court seeking a ruling on the EC's decision to exclude the voters' ID card from the exercise.

The NDC sent two reliefs to the Supreme Court with one challenging the constitutionality of the EC to conduct the new voters' registration exercise and the other on their decision to use only the Ghana card and passport for the exercise.

But the party dropped their legal case on the constitutionality of the electoral management body to conduct the mass registration exercise and are now seeking a relief on why the voters' ID card should be excluded from the exercise and whether it doesn't violate the constitutional provisions on the country's electoral system.

Speaking to host Kwami Sefa Kayi, Enam Hadzide called on all political parties and figures to protect the EC instead of opposing it.

"We must all protect the independence of the Electoral Commission. Whether in government or opposition, you shouldn't be given the opportunity to dictate to the Electoral Commission," he stated.

Source: Peace FM

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