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We won’t allow you make decisions that could jeopardize Ghana’s democracy – Minority warns EC

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Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has openly criticized the Electoral Commission (EC) for its latest decisions, including the initial barring and subsequent reinstatement of political party agents in the ongoing voter transfer process.

Dr. Forson asserted that the EC’s actions reflect a lack of independence, describing the decisions as “outrageous and unwise.”

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During the Parliamentary session on Tuesday, June 11, he made it clear that the Minority will not tolerate the EC making decisions that could endanger Ghana’s democracy.

He urged Parliament to ensure the Electoral Commission is held accountable, underscoring the vital role of parliamentary oversight in maintaining national peace and stability. Dr. Forson stressed the need for Parliament to prevent the EC from engaging in actions that could compromise democratic procedures.

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Furthermore, Dr. Forson revealed that the Minority will call for an urgent committee of the whole to thoroughly address these pressing issues with the Electoral Commission before they escalate.

He pressed for immediate measures to be taken to resolve these concerns and protect the integrity of the electoral process.

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“While we acknowledge that the Electoral Commission is an independent body, it must be pointed out in no uncertain terms to the Electoral Commission that it does not have the independence to make dangerous, ridiculous and outrageous decisions that can affect the peace and stability of our country and this democracy.”

“It is therefore imperative that Parliament calls the Electoral Commission to order to save this democracy and protect the peace and stability of our dear country.”

“Mr Speaker, the NDC minority caucus want to use this forum to demand an urgent committee of the whole to iron out these grave concerns with the Electoral Commission before it is too late,” he said.

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