Sunday, 23 June

Publish pictures of EC’s returning officers for 2024 elections-MFC

Jean Mensa, EC boss

Mr Solomon Owusu, a spokesperson for the Movement for Change, has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to publish the names and pictures of all Returning Officers for the upcoming general elections on December 7, 2024, in the interest of transparency.

Mr  Owusu emphasized that this measure is crucial for ensuring transparency during and after the elections.

Speaking on the Citizen’s Show hosted by KOJ on Accra 100.5 FM on Monday, May 27, 2024, Mr Owusu highlighted the events of the Ejisu by-election in the Ashanti Region as a critical example. 

He claimed that the EC’s Returning Officers influenced the outcome of the by-election, resulting in Mr. Kwabena Owusu Aduomi losing to the New Patriotic Party’s candidate, Kwabena Boateng.

Mr  Owusu argued that the Ejisu by-election served as a rehearsal for the governing party’s alleged election rigging tactics.

Mr Owusu stressed the importance of transparency by publishing the names and pictures of Returning Officers to prevent potential election rigging. 

He warned that failing to do so could endanger the lives of the EC’s officials, making them targets during the elections.

In conclusion, Mr Owusu’s call for transparency is aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the upcoming elections and protecting the EC officials from harm.

Source: Mensah