18-member Election Steering Committee not suspended – EC

The Electoral Commission says it has not suspended the 18-member National Election Committee, which has in the last week sparked controversy.

According to the Commission, reports that the Committee has been suspended as reported in the media Friday “are erroneous and should be disregarded”.

The Committee, which was inaugurated On February 8, was expected to coordinate activities of various stakeholders within the electoral process to ensure successful elections to be held later this year.

But the Committee was hit by allegations that it comprised of card-holding members of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), prompting the resignation of Dr Karl Mark Arhin, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Service Scheme.

A statement released on its website said the Commission resolved at its Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) Friday that it would meet to discuss issues raised on the Committee and subsequently take a decision on the way forward.

“This should not be misconstrued as a suspension of the Committee. The Committee remains in place until a contrary decision is made,” the statement said.

The Commission has thus asked all members of the Committee to “stay focused as it takes the necessary steps to address the concerns raised”

By 3news.com|Ghana

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