As the 2020 mass voter registration continues, it has become imperative that the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) design a clear road map for the December 7th Presidential and Parliamentary elections, according to the Christian Council of Ghana.
The Christian Council further says that the road map will serve a good purpose and also urged the EC to as much as possible continuously engage all political parties and stakeholders on the way forward for the 2020 elections.
This was contained in a statement signed by its Chairman, Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante.
It urged political parties to avoid violence and hate speech in their campaigns and desist from using inducement to gain votes for their parties, ahead of the general elections.
“We appeal to all politicians and their followers to exercise restraint and help calm tensions before, during, and after the general elections. Maintaining diverse political views is healthy but this should not be a gateway for violence,” a portion of the statement said. Minority’s call for EC’s briefing on preparations for polls
Ahead of the voter registration exercise, the Minority in Parliament similarly asked the EC to brief Parliament on its preparedness and readiness for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu had said the EC must present their road map to MPs as the country battles with Covid-19.
“The Constitution requires that presidential and parliamentary elections be held this year even as we struggle with COVID. The independent Electoral Commission created under Article 45 of this constitution owes this country and Members of Parliament an explanation.
“They have to be summoned to give us their road map as to their preparedness. They need to appraise this House on their level of preparedness for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary election. If we cannot get them to brief the Committee, on the whole, they have to come to the Special Budget Committee,” Mr. Iddrisu said.