EC’s clarification of SALL’s 2020 ‘disenfranchisement’ so damning of itself — Oliver Barker

Headlines Ghanaian activist Oliver Barker-Vormaworleft and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana
Ghanaian activist Oliver Barker-Vormawor[left] and Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, is facing criticisms over its handling of the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe’s (SALL) inability to vote in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

The EC recently issued a statement refuting claims by Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Africa that it deliberately denied residents of SALL their right to choose a legislator.

However, social activist Oliver Barker-Vormawor has hit back at the EC's clarification, saying it is “so damning" of itself.

In a post on X on Wednesday, May 15, Barker-Vormawor - a petitioner in the SALL disenfranchisement case - questioned the EC's assertion that it was not to blame.

"You see, when the Chief Justice conspired to shield Jean Mensa from scrutiny, she started to confuse the culture of impunity that protects her with righteousness," stated Vormawor.

He dismissed the EC's claims that it was unable to create the new Guan constituency due to lateness in requests and parliamentary recess.

The vocal activist contended that the EC had admitted the Minister of Local Government, not the courts, directed it to form the constituency.

“Despite clear constitutional language that the mandate of the EC to create a constituency is not to be shared with the President or his appointees," he said.

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