The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rejected an invitation from the Electoral Commission (EC) to attend an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting.

The party, in a press release, stated that it refuses to join the meeting held to review the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections because of what it believes is the EC Chair, Jean Mensa’s display of bias, lack of candour and duplicity during the election period.

IPAC meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Although the Supreme Court ruled against the NDC on the election petition, the party stated that they still believe the election was rigged by the EC.

“It is the considered view of the NDC, that the current leadership of the Electoral Commission who supervised the manipulation of the 2020 general elections and the stolen verdict that resulted from same, lack the integrity, credibility and impartiality to lead any such discussions or review of the very elections they rigged,” the statement signed by General Secretary, Aseidu Nketia read.

The NDC stated that it has had to reaccess its work and relationship with the Electoral Commission after thoroughly examining the role of the EC during the 2020 general elections.

The party added that they will also take necessary steps to prevent the rigging of any future Eeections in the country. 

“The NDC has thoroughly examined the dubious role the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission played in the rigging of the 2020 general Elections. Moving forward, the party shall review its working relationship with the electoral management body and take appropriate steps to forestall the rigging of any future Elections in the country. “

Speaking on News Night on Joy FM, NDC Deputy Secretary, Peter Otukonor, said that the party will be open to discussing other issues with the EC but they cannot sit in a meeting to discuss the outcome of the 2020 election with an EC that exhibited partiality.

“We will take every appropriate measure to make sure that what the EC did in the 2020 elections will not be repeated in 2024,” he said on Wednesday.

Read the full statement:

NDC BOYCOTTS IPAC MEETING ON THE REVIEW OF THE 2020 GENERAL ELECTIONS

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), declined an invitation by the Electoral Commission of Ghana to attend an IPAC meeting to review the 2020 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections which was scheduled for today, Wednesday 21st April, 2020. 

The party took this decision because of the the lack of candor, odious duplicity, and open bias that was displayed by the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission in favor of the New Patriotic Party in the conduct of the 2020 general elections.

It is the considered view of the NDC, that the current leadership of the Electoral Commission who supervised the manipulation of the 2020 general elections and the stolen verdict that resulted from same, lack the integrity, credibility and impartiality to lead any such discussions or review of the very elections they rigged. 

The NDC has thoroughly examined the dubious role the Jean Mensah-led Electoral Commission played in the rigging of the 2020 general Elections. Moving forward, the party shall review its working relationship with the electoral management body and take appropriate steps to forestall the rigging of any future Elections in the country. 

Signed.
Johnson Asiedu Nketiah
General Secretary