19.09.2023 Politics

EC only accounts to Akufo-Addo; views of Ghanaians don't matter — Edudzi Tamakloe

EC only accounts to Akufo-Addo; views of Ghanaians don't matter — Edudzi Tamakloe
19.09.2023 LISTEN

Director of Legal Affairs for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Edudzi Tamakloe has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of refusing to listen to voices of wisdom from anyone.

According to Mr. Tamakloe, the EC only listens and takes instructions from President Nana Akufo-Addo.

In an interview with TV3, he said the EC's limited voter registration was designed to deny many citizens the right to vote.

“The only person that Madam Jean Mensa listens to is Mr. Akufo-Addo. If you’re a person who has turned 18 years and above know that Akufo-Addo and Madam Jean Mensa have conspired to deny you the opportunity to participate and have a say in their misgovernance. There is an orchestration deliberately by Akufo-Addo and Jean Mensa,” Edudzi Tamakloe stated.

Political parties, civil society organizations and the general public have severely criticized the Electoral Commission for conducting limited voter registration at its district offices.

The opposing parties appealed to the EC to hold the exercise at the electoral areas due to the huge cost people would incur to get to the EC district offices to register.

However, Director of Elections at the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Serebuor Quaicoe has clarified that the ongoing district registrations are geared toward the upcoming district-level elections.

He explained that, next year, the Commission will roll out another registration exercise that will be held in the electoral areas.

The limited registration exercise began on Tuesday, September 12, and will end on October 9, 2023.

Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay
Sebastian Sedekah Akaho-Tay

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