The Electoral Commission (EC) has expressed its readiness to conduct the 2020 general elections without any form of disputes and has assured Ghanaians it would be one of the best elections in history.
Speaking at a forum organised by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the acting Director of Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation at the Commission, Alexander Poku-Akutia revealed that adequate preparations have been made to roll out the processes required for a credible election.
This comes a day after the Supreme Court gave clearance to the electoral management body to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 polls.
Mr. Poku-Akutia indicated that the Commission will draw on past experiences to hold the polls in a peaceful manner.
“The Electoral Commission is focused on delivering an incontrovertible election this year; elections that will be free and fair because our objective is to facilitate and see that the will of the people expressed is the outcome of the election”, he said.
Mr. Poku-Akutia added that ”It is only when that is done that people will have confidence in our multi-democratic system, the political parties and the EC as well. So I will encourage people to support and corporate with the EC so that our objective of the 2020 election will be achieved.”
Ahead of the polls, there have been concerns by some quarters that the EC is deliberately engaging in activities to mar the elections with irregularities and fraud given its insistence on some decisions it has decided to take.
According to him, the government fears Ghanaians will not renew its mandate in the December 2020 polls over its poor performance insisting that the NPP government is using the Electoral Commission to carry out its agenda of rigging the elections.