We Will Employ Educated Personnel To Monitor And Police 2024 Polls
The 2020 presidential candidate of opposition National Democratic Congress NDC, John Dramani Mahama has indicated that the party will deploy professionals and more educated personnel to monitor the 2024 elections at various levels. According to him, a lot more expertise is required in many parts of the electoral process, such as the collation of election results. The former president
said this will enable the party to police and monitor the polls in order to ensure the process is also free and fair. Speaking at annual conference of party’s Professional Forum in Accra, Mr. Mahama called on members of the forum to make also themselves available for the 2024 general elections. We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into
play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level. Collation of results is important activity that the expertise that you people carry can help with, in the terms of collating the party’s results in good time and also transmitting the results as most of you do in your professional work with information technology. Mr. Mahama took on the Electoral Commission EC and
its Chairperson, Madam Jean Adukwei Mensa, for what he described as voter fraud and the irregularities in the 2020 polls. He also filed a petition at Supreme Court to challenge the outcome of the presidential elections too. The apex court however ruled in the favour of the EC and President Akufo Addo. John Dramani Mahama subsequently registered his disagreement with the final
judgment of the Supreme Court of Ghana. Among other things, John Dramani Mahama expressed regret that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission did not testify in the court despite all his applications for her to be interrogated in court. Mahama said the conduct of the court and the counsel for the Electoral Commission aided Jean Mensa to evade accountability for her work
in the 2020 polls. I believe that the law should not be an instrument for partisan purposes. I also believe that the rule of law should mean that one rule for all. The 2021 election petition will go down in history as the profound moment when the Chairperson of the EC opted to evade public scrutiny. Everything was done in this trial also to prevent the Commission from accounting to the people
in whose name they hold office, he added. According to Mahama, that singular act of Jean Mensa not testifying in court is a betrayal of the principles of transparency and accountability to Ghanaians. This is a clear stab in the heart of transparency and the accountability to the sovereign people of Ghana.