Monday, 17 June

Voter transfer: NDC says emphatic no to withdrawal of agents

Dr Edward Omane Boamah

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has firmly rejected the Electoral Commission's (EC) directive for parties to withdraw their agents from monitoring the ongoing voter transfer exercise. 

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, the NDC’s Director of Elections and IT, affirmed the party's stance following a marathon Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held in Accra.

Dr. Boamah emphasized that the NDC will not comply with the EC's directive, underscoring the importance of transparency.

 "We want transparency and fair elections, and as a party, we will not relent in ensuring that the processes leading up to the December 7 elections are fair and transparent," he stated to the media after the June 3, 2024, IPAC meeting.

It’s  a no, no situation we told the commissioners at the meeting, he stressed  

The NDC has made its position clear to the EC, stressing that the presence of agents is crucial for transparency. 

Dr. Boamah questioned the EC's motives, asking, "Why is the EC bent on the withdrawal of agents from monitoring the exercise? 

Why should the EC be against transparency and fairness when its motto is fairness and transparency?"

The NDC insists that political parties must be involved in monitoring the exercise to ensure transparency. 

Dr. Boamah suggested that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) might have something to hide, as they are not in favour of this transparency measure.

In conclusion, Dr. Boamah reiterated the NDC's commitment to transparency and fair elections, stating, "As a party, we insist that agents must monitor the exercise in the name of transparency.

Source: Mensah