Politics

The incompetence of this EC is legendary – Mahama

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken a jibe at the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Commission (EC) describing the institution as “incompetent.”

John Mahama in his address at the Bono Region on Monday said the Commission has allowed itself to become a tool for government to implement its diabolic agenda.

This he said is causing a lot of anarchy and disorder in the country.

“There are so many wrongs going on; the incompetence of this EC is legendary. We have held elections in this country, we have held voters’ registrations in this country but we have never seen a situation where there is so much chaos and disorder in an electoral process.

“It has the potential to create crisis in our country. Today we don’t know if we are going to have a credible register, because we are not confident in the process that is going on. There is too much anarchy and disorder,” he said.

Meanwhile, the former President has suspended his four-day tour of the Bono Region to return to Accra and deal with some inconsistencies in the voter’s register.

I am cutting short my tour of the Bono Region to return to Accra because of the increasing reports of challenges with…

Posted by John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday, 22 September 2020

According to him, there are too many anomalies detected in the ongoing exhibition exercise, hence, the need for him to address the issue.

“A voter register is the most important document in any election if the voter register is not credible or is full of errors; it makes it difficult to have free, fair and transparent elections”

John Mahama also called on International Election Observers to take an interest in what is happening in Ghana and supervise the electoral process into the election.

However, he apologised to the constituency and assured his return after the issue is addressed.

He stated that the party is yet to make a major statement on the matter in due course.