The EC and political parties don't trust each other. - Lawyer

Lawyer Bobby Banson respectfully expresses his concerns regarding the current state of affairs between the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC) and political parties.

He expressed concern that the Commission's decision to hold a press conference on Monday, September 18 may indicate a lack of trust.

"Expressing my opinion, I believe that when political parties raise concerns or issues and the Electoral Commission responds to them at a different platform, it may imply a lack of trust or breakdown in communication.

 Specifically, it indicates a lack of trust between the EC and the political parties," he stated during his appearance on TV3's Ghana Tonight on Tuesday, September 19.

For him, the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), which lacks legal backing, was established to address the concerns of political parties.

IPAC is intended to serve as a dignified institution, despite lacking a legal basis. The main purpose is to establish a solemn atmosphere, acting as a means of communication between the Electoral Commission and the political parties.

Some political parties expressed initial concerns about the decision of the Commission to conduct the limited voter registration exercise at its district offices.

The parties, along with civil society organisations, kindly requested the EC to consider conducting the registration exercise at electoral areas.

Some individuals have raised concerns about the EC, specifically its Chair, Jean Adukwei Mensa, allegedly impacting first-time voters.

However, Mrs. Mensa kindly mentioned on Monday that there was no intentional plan on the part of the EC or any individual or group to deprive any Ghanaian of their voting rights.

It is not in our best interest to disenfranchise anyone.

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