The campaign manager for this year’s SRC presidential and vice presidential aspirants Isaac Agyemang and Banahene Louis has expressed disappointment in the electoral process that transpired during the vetting on Monday, April 1, 2019.
In an exclusive interview with Univers news John Laweh, claimed that the candidates were intimidated by the vetting committee, where they were asked irrelevant questions as compared to their opponents.
“It is unfortunate that procedures, things that went on last night did not turn out well. We are so much disappointed in the electoral process, everyone over there will attest to the fact that Isaac and Banahene were intimated, pushed, scrutinized and were placed on the hot seat. But then when the other opponent came onto the seat, the gravity of the setting, the intensity of the vetting reduced such that the questions being asked to Isaac and Banahene were unlinked to vetting. But when the opponent came they were asking questions of no relevance.”
Clearing the air on issues related to the errors in the document presented by the aspirants, he revealed that there were some alterations in the document and there is the need to consult some legal heads before commenting on the issue.
“We presented a concrete document to the electoral commission and I do not know how come but there were some alterations that happened. Sincerely, speaking for certain legality sake I will humbly appeal that I do not comment about this matter. We need to consult some legal heads because I do not know what this thing can evolve into and I do not want to make any pronunciation that will, later on, come in to affect me.”
He further stated that if the aspirants were given more time to present their policies, they could have done better.
“If the panel had given the gentlemen out of the three hours or almost four hours of the vetting period, they vetted him. If they had allowed the gentlemen to explain to them their policy outline, their action plans and not intimidate them, not cutting through when they are making submission I believe we would have gotten somewhere.”
By: Mariam Akofa Baah | universnewsroom