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14-Jan-2016  
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Deputy National Democracy Congress (NDC) General Secretary George Lawson has rejected the opposition NPP’s accusation that the Electoral Commission Chairperson Charlotte Osei is doing the bidding of the governing party.

He told Joy FM Charlotte Osei “is never speaking our language. She is doing her job”

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has criticized reasons given by the Electoral Commission in rejecting its call for a new voter’s register, saying it shows the Electoral Commissioners “are desperate to aid the NDC in their propaganda.”

The EC has maintained that although the voter’s register is bloated, it cannot collate a new register. This is because government does not have an identification system in place to determine who is a Ghanaian citizen and hence eligible to vote.

But at a press conference Thursday, the NPP pointed out that like Ghana, Nigeria did not have a National Identification System before the 2015 general elections.

Yet the country’s independent electoral commission fashioned a method to create a credible voter’s register.

The party which has been in opposition since 2009 concluded “the only explanation we can give is that the EC was bent on discrediting the NPP in line with the NDC’s propagandist claims on the bombshell dropped by the NPP.

“It is sad that the EC will reduce itself to joining the propaganda wing of the Ruling Party” Peter Mac Manu told journalists.

Expressing disappointment in the Electoral Commission Chair, NPP Deputy General Secretary Nana Obiri Boahene told Joy FM, Charlotte Osei’s legal training makes her posture unreasonable and her conduct unprofessional.

He expressed shock that Mrs Osei can claim there are about 200,000 ghost names in the Ashanti region, the NPP's stronghold. "How did she arrive at that figure"?, he wondered. Obiri Boahene also questioned the credibility of on ongoing audit at the Electoral Commission.

"Who were present? At what point in time? Who did the auditing and the parties present and when did they start?", the NPP Deputy General Secretary questioned.

But the NDC condemned the attack on the Electoral Commission Chairperson. George Lawson explained although Charlotte Osei was appointed by the ruling party, it does not mean she does the party’s bidding.

Otherwise, it could be said the Chief Justice was doing the bidding of the NPP which appointed her in 2008.

George Lawson said the NPP's desperation for power is telling in its latest attack on the Electoral Commission Chair.
 
 
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