Jan 12 - 2017,The margin between President Nana Akufo-Addo and former president John Mahama in the 2016 elections now stands at 984,570 votes...." ..

LIVE: Best Ghana Radio Stations - Listen to * Adom FM, 3 FM Ghana, * Happy FM, * Radio Gold, * YFM Ghana, * Time FM Ghana, * Class FM Ghana or * Citi FM Ghana.... See Ghana Radio Link... ! ***** ghanaelection2016.ghanaweb-news.com will continue till January 12, 2017. From Jan 13, please see latest news updates at Ghanaweb-News.com (Home Page)*****
 
Source: classfmonline. com - The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana is not learning from past experiences with regards to errors it had made in elections at all levels, Professor Kweku Asare, a U.S.-based Ghanaian Professor has said.

According to him, the rate at which the election management body has been engaged in controversies over election-related matters is a clear indication that no lessons have been learnt.
His comment follows an order given by the Supreme Court of Ghana to the EC to allow all disqualified flag bearers to make corrections on their nomination forms for which reason they were disqualified ahead of the 7 December elections.

The apex court on Monday, 7 November also ordered the EC to extend the nomination period for flag bearers to Tuesday, 8 November.

It further ordered all High Courts to suspend any case before them in connection with the disqualification of other flag bearers.

Speaking in connection with the Supreme Court ruling in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Tuesday November 8, Prof Asare said: “In 2015, when Ghanaians were preparing for the District Assembly elections, the EC made a mistake and was accordingly sued in the Supreme Court by Ayi Mensah because Mr Mensah felt he was unlawfully disqualified. Because of that case the entire election was cancelled by the Supreme Court and the nation lost GHS300million and so one would have thought that Charlotte Osei, (Chair of the EC) would learn from such experience and similar other ones and not make such mistakes.”

“All these problems have come about either because the EC does not understand its own laws or simply does not want to implement those laws.

“Such simple issues that we are not supposed to fight over are happening at the EC under Charlotte Osei’s watch. If it were to be elsewhere, she would have resigned by now.”
 


Comments


Your comment will be posted after it is approved.


Leave a Reply




    GhanaWeb-News.com

    All Ghana Party News, related to the General Elections 2016, in Ghana, CPP, NDC, PPP, NPP, and other parties of Ghana.

    GTV Live, Ghaa TV Live, Ghana TV Online, Ghana TV FREE
    GTV Live (FREE)

    Election Radio Ghana Live


    Latest Results

    Categories

    All
    CPP Party Ghana
    Ec Ghana News
    Gcpp Ghana Party
    General News
    Gfp Ghana Party
    Ndc Ghana Party
    Ndp Ghana Party
    Npp Ghana Party
    Pnc Ghana Party
    Ppp Ghana Party
    Ufp Ghana Party




    Archives

    December 2016
    November 2016
    October 2016
    September 2016
    August 2016
    June 2016
    May 2016
    April 2016
    March 2016
    January 2016
    December 2015
    November 2015
    October 2015
    September 2015
    August 2015
    July 2015
    June 2015


    All Latest Ghana News - HERE