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General News of Monday, 29 August 2016


EC must do a good job - O. B. Amoah

There is the need for all stakeholders to play their part in order to ensure that the election management body, the Electoral Commission (EC), does a good job in the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections, Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, the New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Akuapem South, has urged.

The EC is at the moment preparing to conduct this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections. The election management body has gone through some processes including the voter exhibition and limited registration exercises. Also, in accordance with a Supreme Court order, the EC has deleted names of voters who registered onto the roll using the National Health Insurance Scheme to register, and has reregistered those deleted names.

Answering a question as a panellist on TV3 on Sunday August 28 over whether he trusted the EC to do a good job, Mr Amoah said: “I am more interested in policing the EC. This is the law; are you (the EC) complying with the law [when] you say you are doing continuous registration? I am more interested in policing the EC. Mine is not to say you [have] 100 per cent so go…”

“I will be more comfortable if they carry out everything in the regulations [for the elections] and then on the D-Day, which is only a day, they would have recruited the right people to do the right job so that everybody would be satisfied. If you have an officer who cannot write 270 in words and figures then it means you would not have done your work well.

“As a public institution, they are accountable to us [Ghanaians]. So long as they are accountable to us, we should also play our part for them to do their work. I trust them to do a good job, but they have to do a good job; it is not my trust alone, they have to do a good job.”