EC WARNS AGAINST INTEFERENCE WITH VOTING AS GHANA GOES TO THE POLLS ON DEC 7
The Electoral Commission (EC) has warned political party agents and observers against interfering with the electoral process and obstructing voting when Ghanaians vote for their president and members of Parliament on Polling Day on Wednesday.
Charles Damoah, the commission’s Deputy Director for the EC Brong-Ahafo Region (Province), said over the weekend that the EC would not hesitate to hand over any trouble-maker to the security agencies.
He was speaking at a regional training workshop for election observers in the region’s capital, Sunyani, organized by the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) in collaboration with the Civic Forum Initiative, a non-governmental orgnization.
Damoah said returning, collation and presiding officers would be responsible for the conduct of the election. Party agents and parliamentary candidates should report any suspected irregularity, including impersonation and multiple voting, to the presiding officers and EC officials for appropriate action.
Reverend Festus Yeboah-Asuamah, the regional co-ordinator of IDEG, said ensuring that the Dec 7 election was peaceful and credible was a shared responsibility. It was important for all parties to play their expected roles well and to play by the rules of the game, he said.
He reminded the election observers to be impartial in their duties.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK