The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as ” a shocking display of dishonesty and lack of respect for the people of Ghana” claims by Dr. Bossman Asare, the Deputy Electoral Commission(EC) Chairperson that the EC knew nothing about the security arrangement for the 2020 elections and could therefore not be held liable for the extrajudicial killings of innocent citizens.
The party said the EC was the organizer of the election that took place in 2020 hence it was impossible for any other institution to fashion out security arrangements for the elections without recourse to the EC.
Speaking at a news conference in Accra, Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah, the General Secretary of NDC said his outfit and other observers had incontrovertible evidence that it was the conduct and determination by various EC officials to subvert the will of the electorates in various constituencies and the subsequent demands of the NDC representatives that right thing be done that led to the horrific killing of eight Ghanaians.
The EC, according to him can therefore not extricate itself from the complicity in the needless loss of lives witnessed in the 2020 elections.
He said the above-mentioned killings made 2020 elections the most violent and the bloodiest in the history of Ghana.
This, Asiedu Nketiah said, also marks the first time in the 64 year history of Ghana that eight innocent Ghanaians had been murdered in cold blood by suspected NPP thugs clothed in Police and Military uniforms.
The attempt by Dr. Bossman Asare to distance the Commission whose collusion with the NPP to usurp the mandate of the people at places like Techiman South, Odododiodoo, Savelugu, Ablekuma Central, and others subsequently led to these incidents of bloodshed according to the General Secretary of the NDC is most shocking and unfortunate.
History, he said, would always recall that it was under the leadership of this Electoral Commission that several Ghanaians lost their lives during the elections.
Mr. Asiedu-Nketiah said “It is even more shocking that in the face of these deaths, and numerous acts of violence and impunity before, during and after the elections, Jean MENSAH and Bossman Asare can claim that this is the most successful elections in the history of Ghana. How can a successful election lead to the death of eight innocent Ghanaian citizens.”
Source: Adovor Nutifafa
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