Felix Kwabena Boakye Writes: It Will Be Highly Unfair For The EC To Impose A Symbol On Kwaku Duah | Features



Lower than every week to the Kumawu by-election, the Electoral Fee rejected the sketch picture of a falcon as our image. We discover this transfer by the Fee very unlucky and unfair because the Fee even failed to have interaction us earlier than making that hasty resolution of imposing an emblem on our candidate.
We should state with emphasis that, there’s completely nothing flawed with our image as claimed by the Fee. Even a cursory look on the two symbols in query reveals that the 2 symbols don’t confuse or deceive the general public throughout campaigning, and wouldn’t do the identical throughout voting.
As a matter of truth, we’ve got not encountered any such situations throughout our marketing campaign. We now have campaigned with this specific image proper after we filed, and for that matter, could be extremely and unfairly deprived if the image is forcefully modified lower than every week to the by-election.
It’s simply truthful and proper that we additionally make it recognized to all that, the discover of ballot in circulation which options our alternative of image, a sketch picture of a falcon, was formally launched by the Electoral Fee to the general public. The District Head of the Electoral Fee in Sekyere Kumawu, Ataa Nyamekye, really despatched a duplicate to our candidate through WhatsApp, and we’ve got proof to assist this.
However as acknowledged earlier, the 2 symbols aren’t comparable in any means, though they’re each birds. Ours being a sketch picture of a falcon is totally and strikingly distinctive and completely different from the image of a dove with an olive leaf.
Allow us to hasten to remind all that, the Electoral Fee, prior to now, has performed elections, Normal Elections for that matter, on this nation the place symbols of political events such because the Conference Folks’s Social gathering (CPP) and the Nice Consolidated Folks’s Social gathering (GCPP), all had a red-coloured cockerel that includes boldly; whilst current because the final Normal Elections in 2020. These symbols have by no means triggered nor provoked any type of confusion throughout the voting public. Political events and politicians have at all times discovered one of the best methods to marketing campaign, promote and promote their events and candidates with out essentially elevating issues about these symbols.
We’re subsequently extremely dismayed by the Electoral Fee’s try to unfairly deny us our alternative of a sketch picture of a falcon as our image.
These makes an attempt by the Fee to frustrate and bully our candidate began with the change within the identify association of the third candidate on the poll from “Duah Kwaku” to “Kwaku Duah”. He has at all times been styled “Duah Kwaku” on the Fee’s notices till it was not too long ago modified to “Kwaku Duah”.
It is extremely disappointing that after cooperating totally with the Fee, they are going to resolve to deal with our candidate, Kwaku Duah, on this means. Though the Fee wrote to us barely 24 hours to the printing of the poll papers, we swiftly and swiftly responded with all humility interesting to them to take care of our chosen image.
The actions of the Fee clearly present that they don’t have any regard in anyway for our candidate. As a result of, along with the above, the fee wrote to our candidate informing him on the necessity to change his image barely 24 hours to the printing of the poll papers; and even went forward to connect an imposed image to the letter.
This posture of the Fee undoubtedly signifies that they aren’t fascinated by, giving our candidate a good listening to, or his response to their letter.
It’s not shocking that this obstinate posture of the Fee displays within the conduct of their District Head in Sekyere Kumawu.
We anticipated that the Electoral Fee, as a referee for this by-election, should be impartial, and deal with all candidates pretty. However we’re inclined to consider that they’re in mattress with some highly effective fingers who aren’t sympathetic to the reason for our candidate, Kwaku Duah.
We are going to nevertheless anticipate the Fee to to take care of our chosen image of a sketch picture of a falcon as our image. Our place on this is not going to change, and we is not going to hesitate to hunt authorized redress ought to the Fee impose a unique image on our candidate.

Felix Kwabena Boakye,

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