Gov’t Involving EC As Malleable Instrument; Watch Out For Them- Mahama To Minority MPs

The Minority Group in Parliament has been tasked by former president John Dramani Mahama to closely monitor the actions of the Executive branch of government.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and President Akufo-Addo have thus used these institutions as obedient weapons to achieve their political goals, he continued.

On Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the Volta Serene hotel in Ho, Mahama gave a speech at the retreat’s closing ceremony. He noted that this administration’s style has been to dominate and subjugate institutions for political and local advantage and that this calls for monitoring.

“You [Minority MPs] have emerged as the immediate hope of a populace that suffers from careless leadership and abuse of power. Therefore, you must fulfill this expectation by giving your work more vigor and keeping a closer eye on the Executive’s activities.

Before “this kind of unhelpful exclusion of all other legally acquired, credible and time-tested forms of identification is implemented,” in his opinion, there needs to be enough time given for its full integration.

The “haste on the part of the Electoral Commission to reject all other means of identification,” according to Mr. John Mahama, raises suspicions of fraud.