The Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North, Major Derick Oduro (rtd) says Ghanaians have lost confidence in the Electoral Commission.
According to Major Derrick Oduro (rtd), there was a general loss of confidence in the Commission as a result of the circumstances that led to the election petition last year and the revelations of seeming flaws in the electoral system.
Major Oduro in that regard, asked the EC to devise strategies to restore the confidence Ghanaians use to have in the Commission.
But in a rebuttal, the General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah dismissed Major Oduro’s claims.
He described as absurd any form of claim that Ghanaians have lost confidence in the EC, saying “I think that it is totally absurd. It is uncalled for to just single out and say that confidence in the EC has waned.”
On the contrary, he said the Supreme Court has reaffirmed the confidence of Ghanaians in the EC.
He therefore suggested that political parties contribute ideas to reforming the electoral system rather than discrediting it.
“If you discredit the Electoral Commission to say that confidence has been lost then we have lost confidence because the EC declared you[Major Oduro] as a Member of Parliament when you are not deserving to be in Parliament,” Mr. Mornah said
Meanwhile, Parliament has invited the Chairman of the E.C, Dr. Afari Gyan to explain the plans of the Commission for this year.
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana