The outgoing Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt Rev Professor Emmanuel Martey, has advised the Electoral Commission (EC) to “tread cautiously on all matters relating to this year’s general election.”
While acknowledging the efforts of government, the EC, political parties and Ghanaians in general to advance the cause of democracy through transparent, free and fair elections in the December 7 elections, he still thinks the EC must do well to clear any doubts about its activities.
“As the 2016 elections draw closer, it may be helpful to remember how close the nation came to disaster after the 2012 elections and to recognize that peace has to be engineered on all fronts. We must note that since elections are fundamental building blocks of democracy, free and fair elections are central to the legitimacy of democratic governance. We therefore wish to advise the EC to perform to the satisfaction of all stakeholders,” he cautioned.
He underscored, “We cannot ignore the numerous hiccups that cast doubtful clouds over the EC’s performance during the past several months in relation to the production of a credible voters’ register. We only hope that the Commission would live up to its responsibility as a transparent, accountable and credible institution.”
Source: Daily Guide
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