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18-member Steering Committee still stands despite few hitches – EC Rep

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The Electoral Commission says it will not disrupt the 18-member Steering Committee it set up to play what it says is a key role ahead of the November election.


The Committee has been hit by allegations that it comprises some sympathizers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), prompting the commission to get rid of one member, Dr Karl Mark Arhin.

A political pressure group, the Let My Vote Count Alliance, has consistently called on the EC to disband the committee entirely, but the commission stated Thursday that it was not considering that option.

“In the Commission’s view, it is important to have a committee of that nature; that’s the Election Steering Committee and so they will be part of our preparation towards the elections. They have very key roles to play especially because the representatives come from institutions that we deal with on regular basis so far as elections in this country are concerned.

"One or two biased members can’t stop us," the Director of Public Affairs at the Electoral Commission, Christian Owusu Parry, told Accra-based Citi FM.

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