Rt. Hon Alban K. Sumana Bagbin
June 13, 2024

Ahead of Ghana’s general elections, Speaker of the House Rt. Hon Alban K. Sumana Bagbin has given indications that the House will have an engagement with constitutionally created bodies like the electoral Commission, Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to discuss how the legislature can collaborate and work with them.

This, he added is important to inspire confidence and faith in the electoral process as well as create free, fair and credible elections on December 7, 2024.

The Rt. Hon Speaker further identified other bodies to be engaged to include the National Security, Council of State, flagbearers of the various political parties and National officers as well as the presidency.

Again, the police service, he noted should be the security agency to be seen on election day and not the military. The military should be called in only when they are needed; and added further that the military should not be at the polling stations.

He noted that the happenings in the country leading to the 2024 general elections are not good, hence the need to give assurance to Ghanaians. “It is not good that the EC organized an exercise of writing names where people carry gun and knife. What about when we are going to vote and the results are announced and someone else has carried the day and not the other, I am picturing what will happen”, he added.

Furthermore, the joblessness and homelessness, hopelessness of the youth cannot be taken lightly, we must act together and now to prevent a journey to calamity or a journey of no return, he advised.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com