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Ghana EC Denies Election Rigging Allegations

EC Ensures Fair Voting Process in Ejisu's Crucial By-Election

The Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, vehemently affirmed the commission’s commitment to impartiality and fairness during the upcoming by-election in the Ejisu constituency in response to recent allegations of possible election interference. This announcement coincides with worries expressed by independent candidate Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, who claimed that the NPP and EC were working together to manipulate the results in order to keep the late John Kumah’s seat.

In a live interview on JoyNews’ PM Express, Dr. Quaicoe confronted these accusations head-on and categorically refuted any suggestion that the EC will participate in or assist in election tampering. “We do not aid candidates in gaining political office. Voters will cast their ballots, and we will announce what the voters have decided.”

The local population and onlookers are closely observing the course of the Ejisu by-election, which is scheduled to take place today. In addition to the contentious accusations, the by-election has garnered a lot of attention since it is a crucial indicator of the EC’s capacity to conduct free and fair elections in the face of public criticism.

There will be 204 voting places in the Ejisu constituency, which is still in shock at the death of its last MP, John Kumah. A total of 106,812 registered voters are anticipated. There are six candidates running for the open parliamentary seat, and these voters will select one of them. The by-election is regarded as a crucial occasion for the constituency and could influence the course of upcoming elections in Ghana.

Dr. Quaicoe reaffirmed the EC’s strict attention to moral and legal requirements, saying, “They must understand that we are operating inside the law, therefore everything will be completed amicably and in compliance with the law. We do not operate like that, and I am not sure who gave them this information. His remarks demonstrate the Commission’s proactive approach to preserving the electoral process’s integrity and its commitment to making sure that the results of elections fairly represent the wishes of the electorate.

Apart from attending to the pressing issues related to the by-election, the Director also utilized the occasion to restate the European Commission’s more general dedication to professionalism and honesty. “As the Electoral Commission, we will also make every effort to uphold our moral standards and carry out what we are known to do best. So we can promise all Ghanaians and the candidates that we will do professional work,” he stated, aiming to restore and boost public confidence in the electoral system.

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