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Rise up for electoral integrity now – NDC calls out moral society

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Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has emphasized the need of moral society rising up and taking proactive measures to guarantee a peaceful election this year.

He stated that in order to secure peaceful elections in December, religious leaders, traditional authorities, and civil society organizations must begin to call on state institutions participating in election administration to approach their responsibilities with professionalism, fairness, and honesty.

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Mr Nketiah stated yesterday at a news conference at the party headquarters in Accra that moral society should not wait until November or December to push for the required steps that would lead to free and fair elections.

“The officials serving in these institutions, security, judiciary and the Electoral Commission must constantly be reminded of their oaths of office,” he said.

He stated that the party has taken a clear stand against the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision not to utilize indelible ink for voter identification as part of its overall strategy for the forthcoming general election in 2024.

Mr Nketiah voiced worry about Ghanaians’ economic issues, expecting a challenging year ahead owing to the implementation of high taxes on businesses and individuals.

He blamed last year’s problems on poor management and demanded that the government step in to help residents.

In the midst of these worries, Mr. Nketiah voiced optimism for the future, claiming that the NDC is prepared to win the 2018 elections, with former President John Mahama anticipated to assume power.

He emphasized Mr. Mahama’s track record, emphasizing his transfer of money-generating oil resources and substantial revenue streams to the present administration.

Mr Nketia also chastised the present administration’s handling of the economy, promising that Mahama will put measures in place to remedy the situation.

In addition to economic challenges, Mr Nketia addressed election violence, promising that if the NDC took power, it would seek justice for criminals.

He emphasized the need of moral society rising up to secure peaceful elections in 2024, as well as preemptive efforts to avert bloodshed.

In addition, Mr Nketia discussed the NDC’s proposals to cut the number of ministers and provide more cash to local governments.

He claimed that the recent District Level Elections demonstrated that Ghanaians were fed up with the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and were eager to hand power back to the NDC.

He stated that the NDC has taken a clear stand against the Electoral Commission’s decision not to utilize indelible ink for voter identification as part of the EC’s overall preparations for the following year and the general election in 2024.

“Let me be abundantly clear one more time.

The NDC is diametrically opposed to the Electoral Commission’s decision not to use indelible ink during elections.

We are all aware of the many unanswered questions about the integrity of the voters’ register too.”

“The discontinuation of the use of indelible ink in Ghana’s elections at this stage will open the floodgates for nefarious activities that will compromise the integrity of our election.

This problem is exacerbated by the many unanswered questions about the integrity of the voters register,” he said.

 

 

 

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