EC suspends 18-member Steering Committee

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has suspended the 18-member Steering Committee, whose membership has generated controversy over the past few days.

The suspension of the committee was communicated to the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Friday, February 19.

Opposition political parties as well as pressure groups raised concerns about the membership of the Committee, which is said to have been inaugurated by the Commissioner, Charlotte Osei, on February 8.

Leading the resistance to the Committee, pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) mentioned Dr Karl Mark Arhin, a Deputy Director of the National Service Secretariat, Francis Azumiah, a member of the National Peace Council, and lawyer Joe Whittal as activists of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Dr Arhin, who is a former Deputy Director of International Affairs of the NDC, resigned from the Committee before its suspension.

At Friday’s IPAC meeting, which was called due to the controversy generated by Committee, members welcomed the decision by the EC.

Present during the meeting were NDC’s General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, New Patriotic Party’s Former Chairman Peter McManu and People’s National Convention’s Chairman Bernard Mornah, among others.


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