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Effutu: NDC concerned of potential manipulation after EC’s abrupt transfer

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Effutu constituency branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed serious concerns over the sudden transfer of Emelia Ama Akotiah, the Electoral Commissioner (EC) for the area, just days before the conclusion of the limited voter registration exercise.

During a press conference, James Kofi Annan, the NDC’s parliamentary candidate in Effutu, raised suspicions of potential manipulation associated with this unexpected transfer.

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He emphasized that while Akotiah’s past performance as Electoral Commissioner had been marred by allegations of voter manipulation during the 2020 elections, her recent efforts were focused on addressing these issues.

“Why will you transfer an officer at such an ungodly hour when you know that there is an ongoing registration exercise and there is an impending transfer to be done?”

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Mr. Annan quizzed, implying that the transfer might be a strategic decision to disrupt fair processes ahead of the upcoming December 7 polls.

Mr. Annan emphasized that the timing of the transfer is highly suspicious and could potentially compromise the integrity of the electoral process in the constituency.

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He suggested that Emelia Akotiah’s proactive measures to rectify past irregularities and prevent future ones might have prompted her abrupt transfer.

The Effutu branch of the NDC is urging transparency and accountability from the Electoral Commission regarding this decision.

They are demanding clear explanations for Akotiah’s transfer and insisting that the registration and upcoming electoral procedures remain free from any form of manipulation or bias.

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