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General News of Thursday, 27 October 2016


We'II prevent another presidential election petition - EC Boss

Charlotte Osei EC Boss Charlotte Osei EC Boss

The Electoral Commissioner Mrs. Charlotte Osei has given an assurance that the Electoral Commission (EC) will organize free, fair and transparent elections this year.

Speaking during a meeting with the Ashanti Regional House of Chiefs on Wednesday, Mrs. Osei assured that the EC will prevent another legal battle against the presidential election as experienced in 2012. "We do not want a repeat of the petition challenging the presidential results. The EC is doing our very best to make sure that this elections are peaceful, transparent and the results accepted by the political parties."

The first female Commissioner also assured that the reforms adopted by the EC will no way allow anyone to rig the results in favour of any candidate.

“There is no way that all of us at the Electoral Commission can change the results. It is really impossible. For you to change the results of the election, you have to be at 29,000 polling stations, change the results on the sheets of all the party agents who are there.”

“Then you have to run to the constituency collation centers, change the results on the sheets again and change the results on the agents’ sheets before you now come and declare it at the head office,” Mrs. Osei added.

“I will need Superman’s powers to be able to do that,” The EC Chair joked. The 2016 election she stressed will be more credible and transparent.

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