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NDC kicks against EC’s plan to change elections date

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5 months ago
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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed its disapproval of an attempt by the Electoral Commission to change this year's general election date.

A statement signed by the party's General Secretary, Fifi Fiave Kwetey was emphatic that they will not accept the change. 

They argued that no party had agreed on a new date as earlier claimed by the commission.

“Whereas there was a clear consensus on 2028 as the year of effectiveness, it is untrue that the majority of political parties at IPAC agreed to the November 2024 date.

“It is therefore strange but not unexpected that Dr. Bossman will mislead the general public that, “almost about 60%” of political parties supported the proposal for elections to be held in November 2024 at the IPAC meeting held on Monday, January 29, 2024,” he stated.

Statement below 


NDC OPPOSES EC'S PLAN TO CHANGE DATE FOR DECEMBER 2024 ELECTIONS

The National Democratic Congress states without equivocation that the Electoral Commission's quest to hold the general elections in November 2024 will not be supported by the NDC.

The announcement by Dr. Bossman Asare, the Deputy Chairman Corporate Services of the EC does not reflect the irrefutable arguments that led to the concensus that any major electoral reforms should become effective from November 2028.

Whereas there was a clear consensus on 2028 as the year of effectiveness, it is untrue that the majority of political parties at IPAC agreed to the November 2024 date.
It is therefore strange but not unexpected that Dr. Bossman will mislead the general public that, "almost about 60%" of political parties supported the proposal for elections to be held in November 2024 at the IPAC meeting held on Monday, January 29, 2024.

IPAC needs to return to its time honoured tradition of building consensus on crucial electoral reforms.

Be that as it may, it is important to clarify that out of the ten political parties at the IPAC meeting, at least five (5) spoke eloquently against changing the date for elections to November 2024.

We urge the Electoral Commission to concentrate on germane and urgent matters, including immediately releasing the calendar for the 2024 elections as we strive for transparent, free, and fair elections in December 2024.

source: Theannouncergh.com