The Minority Leader of Parliament and a Member of Parliament for Tamale South Constituency Haruna Iddrisu has accused the Electoral Commission to have taken a shameful cover by declaring an emergency Christmas break in the midst of of controversial December 2020 Polls.
Speaking in an interview, the Minority Leader served a strong notice that, if the Techiman South Constituency results in not resolved amicably and satisfactorily in accordance with the laws of Ghana, and in particular with regulation 43 of CI 127, and more emphatically, collation done openly, and transparently by the Electoral Commission, they will remain in denial that we do not have the election results for the Techiman South Constituency. According to him, they will be thinking through what to do on January 7, 2021.
The Management of Electoral Commission of Ghana, on 21st December, 2020 issued a statement saying, they will be going on a Christmas break for till 2021.
In a statement issued by the Deputy Chairman, Corporate Services of the Electoral Commission Bossman E. Asare (PHD) said, the Commission will break on Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020 for the Christmas festivities and the New Year. According to the Commission, they shall return to duty in Tuesday, 19th January, 2021.
It’s unclear as to why the Electoral Commission of Ghana could declared a Christmas break for almost a month in the midst of Election irregularities as described by the National Democratic Congress, that notwithstanding, some Ghanaians believe that, “EC is subtly running away from addressing elections irregularities and also telling the people of Guan to go to hell. Our democracy is under serious suffocation.”
Meanwhile, some Ghanaians especially supporters of the National Demonstration Congress on social media believe that, the Electoral Commission has taken cover to run away from impending issues regarding the flawed and rigged December 2020 Polls.
In another view, the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) noted that, the current post-elections context and the matters arising, some of which might require the attention of the Electoral Commission, they find it unacceptable that the EC should be shutting down at this critical moment, and without any clarification to the public of the alternative arrangements that have been put in place.
Read below the full notice issued by the Electoral Commission.