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Afari Gyan Has Spoken Again About IPAC And The Electoral Commission.

Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, the former Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Ghana, has opposed the proposal made by the biggest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) which wants Ghana to have Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), a statutory body with its functions and regulations backed by law.

According to Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, he suggested that changing IPAC from a means through which political parties give ideas to the Electoral Commission to a body whose functions are seconded by law would infringe with the independence of the EC, as dignified in the 1992 Constitution.

According to Dr. Afari-Gyan, “The Constitution clearly says that in doing its work, the EC should not take orders from any person or body external to the Commission. The IPAC is such a body.”

He added that IPAC decisions cannot be binding on the electoral commission. But they would add to nothing other than interfering with the independence of the Commission of Ghana.

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