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EC's election date proposal: We will not support it - Mahama

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama has opposed the Electoral Commission (EC)'s proposal to change the election date from December 7 to November 7.

Speaking at a Minority Caucus workshop at the Volta Serene Hotel in Ho, Mahama stated that the NDC finds the proposal impractical and unhelpful, citing a perceived lack of preparedness on the part of the Electoral Commission.

“We in the NDC do not find the proposal of a change in date from December to November as feasible nor helpful and we will not be supporting same as we do not believe that this is being proposed in good faith”

Mahama explained that failure to table this year's election calendar as of February 2024 and the fallouts of the December 2023 District Level Elections indicate the Commission’s unreadiness for the constitutional exercise in November, instead of December 2024.

“Over a month into the election year, something as basic as the calendar of activities for the year has not yet been prepared by the Electoral Commission”, he lamented

Chairperson of Ghana’s Electoral Commission, Madam Jean Mensa at the recent Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting raised the date change proposal.

The EC also proposed, at the meeting, that the day of election be declared a holiday.