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Praying on machines unnecessary, make things right – Kwesi Pratt tells EC

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The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt, has raised concerns about a recent move by the Electoral Commission (EC) regarding malfunctioning machines in the just ended Limited Voters Registration Exercise.

On May 8, 2024, a member of the Commission, Rev. Akua Ofori Boateng, was seen addressing ongoing technical issues during the voter registration exercise through prayer.

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Gathering with party agents, Rev. Boateng led a heartfelt prayer, seeking divine intervention for the smooth functioning of registration machines and connectivity.

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She stressed the necessity for the machines to operate consistently throughout the day to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to register.

In her prayer, Rev. Ofori Boateng stated, “We pray for the machines that we are using here, we pray for connectivity, we pray that they will work. We pray that they will work throughout the day so that everybody will have the opportunity to register.”

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However, speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo Show, Kwesi Pratt criticized the Commission’s approach as inadequate.

He argued that relying solely on prayers cannot restore the EC’s reputation, as many Ghanaians have lost trust in the institution.

Mr Pratt urged the EC to prioritize upholding the integrity of the country’s electoral process to ensure law and order during the upcoming December polls.

“The Electoral Commission has a lot to do to redeem its reputation. Take the limited Voter Registration, for example. Besides the incorrect figures, how can an Electoral Commissioner be praying over faulty machines? Praying on the machines is unnecessary. What is important is restoring Ghanaians’ faith in the Commission,” he added.

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