EC's 'vacuum' troubling - Peace Council

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 Source: Class FM

The vacuum created by the Electoral Commission as far as the declaration of results is concerned portends ill consequences for the peace of the country, Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev Prof Emmanuel Asante has said.

“We want to appeal to EC that when they create a vacuum, it will lead to all sorts of undesirable things,” Rev Asante told journalists at a press conference.

“We are not pushing EC to rush but undue delay gives room for suspicion and for people to say all sorts of things.

“It’s important for the EC to expedite processes. They should tell the public when they will start. … It is only EC that has the mandate to declare and anybody who tries to do that is usurping the powers of the EC,” he warned.

Meanwhile, the Council has called for calm among supporters of the political parties and urged them to wait for the EC to release the results of the December 7 presidential and parliamentary polls.

At the moment, hundreds of supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have massed up at the Nima residence of the presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, preparing to move to the headquarters of the EC to compel the election management body to announce the results.

Source: Class FM
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