EXPEDITE ACTION ON PETITIONS TO PROBE ELECTORAL COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON AND TWO DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS – LMVCA
The Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) has monitored keenly recent developments involving the Chairperson of the Electoral commission and two other deputies of the Commission.
The matter of allegations of corruption, financial impropriety and others which bother purely on criminality are the levels of accusations the commissioners leveled against one another.
In the midst of the above, however Counsel for a group of petitioners, Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang Esq, by a letter dated 20thJuly, 2017 presented to the Office of The President a 27 points petition citing allegations of misconduct against the electoral commission Chair and calling for her impeachment.
It is however recalled the matter was referred to the Chief Justice on the 28th July, 2017 by the President of the Republic of Ghana in pursuant to the terms of Article 146(3) of the 1992 Constitution.
The LMVCA is by this release urging the Chief Justice to act expeditiously on the petition in order to resolve the current impasse at the EC and to restore the integrity of the election management body. The EC is a sensitive institution in our democratic dispensation. It is therefore crucial that every effort is made to fully address the petition and to rid the EC of all charges of corruption and malfeasance.
Elections are the backbone of our democracy. The swift resolution of the above matter will not only restore public confidence, but also enable the EC to resume smooth operations as the institution responsible for public elections in the country. With the upcoming elections in the various District Assemblies, internal political party primaries as well as possible by-elections, the LMVCA is of the firm conviction that the electoral commission of Ghana presently lacks the ability to conduct fair, open, transparent and credible elections with this current disposition of fractured integrity and credibility.
To this end, we call on the Chief Justice and all concerned to handle the petition with utmost urgency in order to present the EC as an institution capable of carrying out its mandate of organizing elections in this country.
Let My Vote Count!
Don’t destroy our democracy!
John H. Acquaah jr
Director of Operations
LET MY VOTE COUNT ALLIANCE
“Don’t Destroy Our Democracy”