Incompetent EC boss, her deputies should be sacked-NDC Man
A communication team member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Maestro Gibril wants Mrs. Jean Mensa and her deputies removed from office following the anomalies detected in the ongoing voter exhibition exercise.
Appearing on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said the errors and anomalies detected exposes the incompetence of the EC and justifies why the NDC resisted the compilation of the new register.
Maestro Gibril claims in Ashaiman alone, they have detected the expulsion of 21,000 names from the register and after complaining about it, some of the names have been added with some 7,000 left.
”The incompetence of this current EC administration is unprecedented. The anomalies are serious and a threat to the upcoming elections. The EC boss and her deputies must be removed from office,” he added.
”Can we trust the EC going forward into the elections? We cannot trust them in conducting credible, transparent and fair elections.”
”Mrs. Jean Mensa is the referee and needs to thread cautiously. With Jean Mensa as RC boss, we will witness serious crisis that what we are witnessing under the exhibition exercise because of her incompetence.”
Meanwhile, the EC has refuted claims by the NDC that it has intentionally deleted names of NDC supporters from the register.
The elections management body said the claims are false and should be ignored.
A statement issued by the EC on Wednesday, September 23 said: “Our attention has been drawn to statements in the media by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer to the effect that the Electoral Commission is carrying out an agenda to remove the names of its supporters and sympathisers from the Voters Register. This allegation is false.
“The Commission has, from the beginning of the compilation of the Voters Register, lived up to its motto: Fairness, Transparency and Accountability.
“Indeed, at every point, we have provided factual, accurate and evidence-based information to our Stakeholders on voter statistics per region, district, gender, age among others. To date, every interested Ghanaian has information on the number of persons who registered in the just concluded Voter Registration Exercise based on the information we provided.
“It is a paradox, therefore, to suggest that the same Commission now seeks to remove persons from the Voters Register. Had that been the agenda of the Commission, it would not have given detailed information to Stakeholders throughout the Registration process. We assure the General Public that these allegations are unfounded.”