James Kwabena Bomfeh has fired salvoes at former President John Dramani Mahama over his feedback that search to downplay the repute and efficiency of the Electoral Fee in Ghana.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed reservations over the administration of elections in Ghana in comparison with that of Nigeria.
On a pre-election tour to Nigeria below the auspices of the West African Elders Discussion board (WAEF) to observe the just-ended Nigerian elections, Mr. Mahama extolled the virtues of the Unbiased Electoral Fee (INEC) of Nigeria.
He acknowledged how impressed he’s with the INEC saying “one factor that has struck me in my pre-election mission in Nigeria for the West African Elders Discussion board (WAEF) is the arrogance all of the candidates and events have expressed within the Unbiased Electoral Fee. All of them testify that INEC has listened and brought their issues on board”.
However, to Mr. Mahama, “sadly” he can not “say similar for my Electoral Fee (EC), which was as soon as among the many greatest election administration companies on the earth”.
“The hostility of the Chairperson of the EC and her different Commissioners to 1 political celebration is famous. How I want our personal EC can encourage the identical degree of confidence in all its stakeholders. Regrettably, I’m not hopeful this may occur when we’ve got an EC that has blatantly spurned all efforts by the Nationwide Peace Council to host a gathering between the Fee and the 2 main political events, the NDC and NPP,” he additional mentioned in a Fb put up.
However the former CPP Common Secretary, in reply to Mr. Mahama on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ present, acknowledged that the latter ought to blame himself for the lack of confidence in Ghana’s EC.
To him, Mr. Mahama is overdoing his hatred for the Jean Mensa-led Electoral Fee.
“There might have been diminished confidence in Electoral Fee. However which establishment in Ghana is free from the lack of confidence, engineered, orchestrated and fueled by you, Mr. former President, you might be a part of the explanation why folks don’t have any religion in political workplace holders; once you say one factor immediately and tomorrow, you might be saying a distinct factor,” he responded.
“INEC has declared outcomes, it is being challenged . . . PDP and Labour Occasion have held a press convention questioning the INEC outcomes declared. It means they’re proper?”, he added.
James Kwabena Bomfeh, additionally referred to as ‘Kabila’, refuted specious claims in opposition to the EC asserting that “the arrogance in Ghana’s Electoral Fee worldwide, not in Africa, is big. Let’s cease stalling it or derailing it. It isn’t in our curiosity”.
Kabila reproved Mr. Mahama for attacking the EC, stressing “you’re a former President. You’re revered. That modicum of respect, to retain it, it’s good to watch your phrases!”
Supply: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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