We’ll deliver a flawless election-EC boss
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Madam Jean Mensa has assured Ghanaians the EC will organize credible and flawless elections.
She said at a press conference on Tuesday that the EC has taken steps to ensure that all nominations are filed in accordance with the law.
By this, the EC has set up two teams to scrutinize the forms submitted by the presidential candidates.
“As part of the commission’s efforts to ensure a transparent, credible, fair, and yet accountable process, the Commission has developed a detailed checklist that embodies the criteria to be satisfied by the Presidential candidates as prescribed by law,” she said.
“This year the Commission has established 2 teams who have been tasked to review all the forms submitted; the Technical Team has been tasked to scrutinize the forms submitted to ensure that the Presidential candidates meet the criteria as set out in the law.”
“The I.T team has been charged with the responsibility of scrutinizing all the voter I.D cards of the presidential candidates and their supporters to verify whether the candidate and their supporters are indeed registered voters,” she said.
Both teams are to “operate within the confines of the Law” and “are not to exercise discretion in the matter”.
She further explained that the two teams have been provided adequate training and orientation to carry out their functions as prescribed by Law to ensure a transparent, credible, fair, and yet accountable process.
“They have been tasked to be fair and firm in executing their duties, we have no doubt that the process will be fair, firm and peaceful,” she said