The National House of Chiefs has appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure that no qualified Ghanaian is disenfranchised in the upcoming December 7 general elections as it prepares to embark on a new voter registration exercise.
In a press statement signed by the President of the House, Togbe Afede XIV, the traditional leaders raised concerns over the EC’s failure to appear before the House.
The chiefs also said they are concerned about the growing tensions in the country over the register ahead of the polls.
“We want to call on the EC to make peaceful conduct of this year’s general elections its primary objectives. It would require, among others, that no qualified Ghanaian is disenfranchised, and that the elections are free and fair. We all have to remember that power is not exercised in a vacuum, and so it would be naïve of anyone to think that a constitutionally created “independent body” has unbridled power. That cannot be the intention of the framers of our constitution,” part of the statement read.
The EC has been urged to seek for “sober reflection, an honest evaluation of our progress as a nation over the past 63 years, and a recommitment by all Ghanaians to the ideals that inspired our founding fathers.”
Story by: Eli Djomekou | universnewsroom.com