Civil Society Organization, Care for Free and Fair Elections Ghana (“CARE” Ghana) has called into question failure of the Ghana’s Electoral Commission to recall all voters identity cards (ID) with duplicated ID numbers issued to applicants in the just the ended (August 2020) mass voter registration exercise.
“CARE” says the decision by the Electoral Commission (EC) to turn deaf ears to its numerous calls for the irregularities to be rectified is an indication it has failed the test of transparency to be in a good standing to conduct a free, fair and transparent elections and therefore poses a huge threat to the December 7 polls.
“We are very worried about the botching preparation towards the 2020 general elections by the Electoral Commission.”
“This therefore demonstrates the EC’s lack of commitment and preparedness for the elections. We urge the Electoral Commission to take the upcoming elections and immediately take steps to correct this anomaly to inspire hope and confidence”.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mr David Kumi Addo, the Executive Secretary of “CARE” GHANA and copied to the press.
Read the full statement here
Joseph Kobla Wemakor is a multiple award-winning freelance journalist, a blogger and ardent online news editor. He also doubles as a human rights activist, a youth leader, a climate change proponent and a sustainable development goals advocate in Ghana.
He has over a decade of experience in journalism and strongly believes in using his platform to bring about change and give a voice to Ghanaian minorities.
Joseph is also the Head, Media and Communication at the PLO Lumumba Foundation, Ghana Chapter as well as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Greater Accra Regional Youth Network (GARYN).
In line with his passion as a human rights activist, Joseph set up the Human Rights Reporters Ghana (HRRG). This is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) which seeks to promote, defend and bring an end to human rights abuse against women, girls, children and persons living with disability including the marginalized in the society both within and out of Ghana. He also leads HRRG in the capacity of Executive Director and currently working assiduously to impart knowledge on human rights to the Ghanaian populace.