24.03.2023 Politics

Ridiculously ambiguous – Mahama’s Aide chides Akufo-Addo over ‘those who count vote don’t determine results’ statement

Ridiculously ambiguous – Mahamas Aide chides Akufo-Addo over those who count vote dont determine  results statement
24.03.2023 LISTEN

Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at President Akufo-Addo for justifying his appointment of NPP members to the Electoral Commission (EC).

An appointee, Dr. Peter Appiahene, has been criticised by many for his alleged affiliation with the NPP.

He is alleged to be a patron of the ruling party’s Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) at the University of Energy and Natural Resources.

But, while swearing in three new members of the commission, President Akufo-Addo argued that the election outcome is about those who cast the vote, not those who count or collate the results.

"I have said it before, and I will repeat it. Elections are about those who cast the vote, not those who count, not those who supervise, not those who transmit, and not those who declare. The heart of the democratic process is giving effect to the choices made by those who cast the vote," the president said.

This comment, according to Mahama’s Aide is one of the most laughable comments to have ever been made by the President.

"Of all the ridiculously ambiguous statements ever made by the president, this is the most controversial! So how do you guarantee the EC’s independence? Let me rephrase this: those who collate, count, tally, and announce the results correctly are even more important, sir," she said in a tweet dated March Thursday, March 23.

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