Former People’s National Convention (PNC) Youth Organiser, Abu Ramadan, has expressed doubts about the ability of the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct credible polls later in the year.

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday July 5, ordered the EC to implement the orders it gave on May 5, 2016, regarding voters who got registered by using their national health insurance cards as their identification document. The apex court on May 5, following a suit filed by Mr Ramadan and one Evans Nimako against the EC, directed the election management body to delete from the register of voters, the names of the dead, minors, as well as all voters, who registered using their NHIS cards as a national ID. The same court had ruled almost two years ago that the NHIS cards were invalid for voter registration.

However, speaking on Inside Politics on Class 91.3FM on Tuesday July 5, Mr Ramadan, one of the plaintiffs in the case, accused EC boss, Mrs Charlotte Osei, of consistently proving that she was acting in the interest of President John Mahama, rather than the entire country’s.

“While swearing her oath, she said: ‘I assure the president I won’t disappoint you.’ She didn’t say she wouldn’t disappoint the nation; she said: ‘I won’t disappoint you.’ And she proceeds to refuse to listen to the Ghanaian people, the very people she is out there to work for, the very stakeholders, who she is out there to work with. She refuses and turns a deaf ear to the plea and the call on her to compile a credible and a more transparent register to give us confidence moving into the election, and would wait on the court to give her instructions to go ahead [before she does], then I have cause to worry,” he told host Moro Awudu

Mr Ramadan called on Mrs Osei to give the country a world-class voting process as she promised shortly after her appointment.

Source: classfm

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