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Politics of Wednesday, 28 October 2015


No report of parties pulling out from forum – EC

Christian Owusu Parry, Director of Public Relations at the EC Christian Owusu Parry, Director of Public Relations at the EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) says the forum billed for stakeholders to make their case for or against the creation of a new voters register tomorrow will have the full compliment of stakeholders appearing.

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) earlier sought to tag some key personalities on the panel as biased and sympathetic to the ruling National Democratic Congress( NDC), and threatened to pull out.

However, the EC today said “there are currently no report of parties or Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) pulling out of the much-talked about event slated for tomorrow.”

Speaking on Si Me So on Kasapa 102.3 FM on Wednesday, Director of Public Relations at the EC, Christian Owusu Parry said all is set for the programme to take off on Thursday.

The two-day event, he said, will start at 10:00 am – 4:00pm each day and will give the platform for invited stakeholders to argue their case on the current electoral database.

Meanwhile, the EC has discounted claims that the panel for the impending forum for tomorrow is biased.

The EC insists the list of 5 tasked by it to coordinate the event are all eminent people with proven track records, adding that “the panel will do their work with integrity and all fairness.”

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