Ghanaian entrepreneur, writer, social and political commentator, Mr. Bright Simons has reacted to the recent brouhaha between the NDC and the Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission has announced its decision to solely use the Ghana Card as the only means of registration for the Voter ID Card.
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Godfred Yeboah Dame has asked members of the Ghana Bar Association to support the Electoral Commission (EC) in its quest to organize a free, fair and transparent elections in 2024. Mr Dame also called on the Bar to resist what he described as “misguided and parochial efforts of certain characters” to undermine the work of the EC.
The opposition National Democratic Congress today, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 organized a press conference at their headquarters. The party expressed their dissatisfaction with the Electoral Commission. The EC and NDC have been on loggerheads for many years now. The NDC have consistently tagged the EC as biased and blame them for their loss in the last election.
The National Organizer of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) who is now a political analyst, Yaw Asani Tanoh claims he sees a chaotic election in 2024. According to Yaw Asani Tanoh, Jean Mensah and the entire institution of the Electoral Commission (EC) are manipulated by the president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Senior Journalist Kwesi Pratt Jnr has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of intentionally working to disenfranchise eligible Ghanaians from exercising the constitutional right to vote in the forthcoming elections. He says the EC’s insistence on using the GhanaCard as the only primary document for identification for its planned voter's registration exercise does not make sense due to the challenges confronting the National Identification (NIA), the body mandated to issue the cards to citizens.
The recent circulating news that has sparked massive reactions across all social media platforms was when the Electoral Commission of Ghana finally came out to settle the debate aside setting the records straight over the use of the Ghana card for voter registration ahead of the most anticipated 2024 presidential elections.
Kenya's Deputy President has been declared a winner in the fiercely contested elections. Raila Odinga has contested three presidential elections but has failed to become president. How long should he continue to become an opposition leader? What prevents Kenyans from giving him the victory? Would there be an appeal to the Supreme Court due to the drama that follows his win?
Director of Elections for the Electoral Commission, Dr. Serebuo Quaicuo, has announced the full operations of the National Identification Authority in the Districts and Municipals across the nation. According to him, the massive inconveniences at the regional offices in providing the Ghana Card for Ghanaians have necessitated the need for the expansion of the Authority’s operations at the district and municipal levels.
```The director of electoral service department of the electoral commission, Dr Serebour Quarcoe has said the electoral commission has finished with the constitutional instrument (CI), and would present it before parliament for the 2024 elections. He urged political parties to rally themselves for any reform the commission intends to take ahead of the elections.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has revealed that he held a discussion with HE Virginia E. Palmer, the American Ambassador to Ghana. He revealed that he also discussed the hostility of the Electoral commission towards the NDC with her. In a post shared on his official Facebook page on Wednesday, 7th September 2022, John Mahama wrote;
Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa has cautioned the Electoral Commission (EC) from taking decisions that threaten the stability of the country. According to the MP, actions of EC gives one the impression that they simply rig elections to favor the ruling New Patriotic Party.
Politics is a game that must be played with matured minds. The mistake from a member of a political party, will definitely me an opportunity for the other party to excell. It is therefore prudent for leaders and members of the all political parties who get the chance to speak on air, must have their facts and speeak the truth without diverting.
Some days ago, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Corporate Services, Dr. Bossman Asare, stated that Ghana Card will be a requirement for voting in the 2024 election. This information which was released by Dr Bossman Asare hasn't gone well with the opposition party, NDC, as they have opposed the idea by the EC.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has assured Ghanaians that it has no intention to use the Ghana Card as a source of identification for the 2024 general elections. According to the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Dr. Eric Bossman Asare, the Ghana card will only be used to register for a voter's ID card.
Kenya's Opposition leader Dr. Raila Odinga has boodly declared that he will never understand the circumstance in which the Kenyan Electoral Commission boss announced their Presidential results. According to Raila Odinga and his running mate, there is nothing like President elect in Kenya. Explaining his basis for his declaration, Raila Odinga explained that before the Electoral Commission boss presented his final figures, he allegedly called 5 of his officers to declare that Raila Odinga won the election.
The general secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has dropped another tough message to Electoral Commission ahead of the 2024 general election. According to Asiedu, there is no way the opposition party (NDC) will allow EC to set that policy that Ghana Card will be the ID Ghanaians will use to vote.
Last week, the General Secretary of NDC Johnson Asiedu made a wild allegation against the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensah. Speaking in an interview with a Kumasi based radio station Otec FM, General Mosquito said the last time NDC attended Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IAPC) meeting, the chair person of the commission brought in a spiritualist to cast spell at the auditorium.
The Electoral Commission has denied allegations that its Chairperson, Mrs. Jean Mensa, sent spiritualists to Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings to cast out alleged demons. This follows allegations made by the NDC's General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, that the EC boss hired the services of a spiritualist to cast out suspected demons during a meeting to discuss political parties.
The recent unexpected news that has caused a massive stir, debates, and arguments across all social media platforms was when the Chairperson for the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Jean Mensah was finally exposed again over the use of Ghana cards as new voter identification cards ahead of the most anticipated 2024 presidential elections.
Mahama Ayariga, former Youth and Sports Minister in former President Mahama's administration and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bawku Central has taken a different stance on the Ghana card being used as voter ID. The MP believes it is possible to use the card in place of a voter card arguing that there is no law prohibiting the Electoral Commission (EC) from doing so.