The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for an independent inquiry into what it says is the fraudulent conduct of the recently held referenda to create 6 new regions in the country.
‘’Meanwhile, we hereby as a matter of urgency, demand an immediate independent inquiry into the fraudulent conduct of the referenda to restore confidence in Ghana’s electoral process’’ the NDC said in a statement read by its Deputy General Secretary, Peter Boamah Otukunor at a press conference held on Thursday January 3, 2019.
The party is accusing the Electoral Commission and its current leadership of complicity, saying they are doing the bidding of the government in power.
‘’Jean Mensah and her Deputies have failed this first test in the processes leading to, as well as, the conduct of the referenda. All Ghanaians must be concerned about this situation and demand the highest standards of performance from those put in charge of election management’’ the NDC averred.
The party added that ‘’Ghana cannot afford the price of a partial and incompetent Electoral Commission, and the NDC will continue to do everything possible to safeguard the independence and transparency of our state institutions. We wish, on account of the incompetence displayed the EC, evidence of electoral infractions perpetuated in the referenda, the direct involvement of electoral officials in the massive electoral fraud, to indicate that we will follow closely the performance of the new leadership of the commission in subsequent elections including the District Assembly Elections. A repeat of this shambolic display will leave us no choice than to demand for the resignation of Jean Mensah and her team’’.