October 21, 2020

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is advocating for Members of Parliament to be involved in the selection of the Electoral Commissioner, and the other supporting Commissioners.

According to him when the president makes a nomination prior to their approval, Parliament by two third majority should approve the EC and the other Commissioners.

He emphasised that, when that happens all the noises about the perceive biases of the EC and the other commissioners would not have a place to fester, as the issue of upholding the integrity of the EC and other commissioners must be protected.

Again, some people think the institution must be verified to prepare the minds of their followers of the outcome of elections they conduct.

Mr. Osei-Kyei was speaking at a forum organised by the Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), on the theme, “CSOs and democratic elections in Ghana: The 2020 elections in focus”.

Others have also suggested that selection of EC and the other Commissioners should be left in the hands of the Committee of Vice Chancellors to do that, adding that most of the issues that has brought tension leading to this year’s election has to do with the appointment process of those in charge of our elections.

He further noted that, the issues of ECs appointed did not happened today, or a day before yesterday.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com