February 11, 2019
National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, has taken a swipe at the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jane Mensah.

According to Chairman Ofosu Ampofo, the EC chair is fast becoming a very dangerous substance for the future stability of the country.

“If you have a commissioner, who organizes an election in a constituency where people were attacked, short at and were in the hospital as a woman you go and sit and say it was a free and fair. But for the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election organize by the EC people would not have been injured”, he lamented.

He further pointed out that the EC white washed every violence that occurred in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by saying the violence did not occur at the polling station, did you hear of any violence at Dome/Kwabenya?

The National chairman made this remarks over the weekend at Dome/Kwabenya when he served as a special guest of honour at the maiden awards ceremony of the party in the constituency.

“People said we would have worn the by-election fine, do we want to win a seat at the expense of people’s life and blood, we did not want further blood follow you should have been there with us to see what happened in the first two hours the election started”.

Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo recounted that he had been to by-elections in the Northern part of Ghana, where it is said that there had been conflict, places like Bimbela, “we walked through gun fires”.

“It has never happened in the history of this country, where arm security people have taken arms against defenseless people who are just going to vote, if this were an encounter between the NPP and DNC it is normal. You see AK-47 gun being targeted at people who do not have stone, as a party leader you want me to go and tell them, to move in and die I would not do that”.

Again we would push for reforms, we would ensure that before we go into election 2020, we are clear in our minds about the security arrangements.

“We have not gone into any elections where the turnout is less than twenty percent, the EC was happy that she had organize and she is happy that she had organize a referendum, which had a turnout of ninety percent.”

And the by-election less than twenty percent and this woman says she is okay and happy, she is an embodiment of “incompetence”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com