The Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, Mr Koku Anyidoho, has shamed critics of the Jean Mensah led Electoral Commission who predicted that the government would stock up the Volta Region with security men to intimidate the voters during the elections.
The former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Koku Anyidoho speaking at the collation centre of the Electoral Commission, Mr Anyidoho revealed that this year’s parliamentary and presidential polls as “super, free and fair” and further debunked that there had been some military deployment to the region to intimidate voters.
Jean Mensah, Electoral Commission Chairperson
“The election has been generally free and fair… There were talks of military deployment in the Volta Region but it wasn’t so. You will find police, CEPS, Fire Service and Prisons [officials], no military presence at any polling station where I went to or where my team went to.”
He applauded the EC for a smooth electioneering process, chronicling the efforts of other pioneer Electoral Commissioners; adding that Ghanaians must tap themselves on the shoulder for the progress chalked in terms of successful elections.
Koku Anyidoho, former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress(NDC)
“Then the electoral process itself, for me, Jean Mensa and her EC, as we have commended all from the days of Nana Oduro Nimapau to Justice Ofori Boateng to Dr Afari Gyan through Charlotte Osei and now Jean Mensa, as a nation, we must just tap ourselves on the shoulder and say we have progressed since 1992. This is the eighth and this year, what Jean Mensa and the EC have done is super”.
He also added that the negative narrative against the electoral commission must be put to an end. According to him, Madam Jean Mensah and her crew have done well. This was in relation to some negative comments some political parties made concerning the use of the Biometric Verification Devices.
“The initial narrative as if to say the BVDs has been programmed to run the election in the direction of one political party is not true. Those BDVs were not programmed to run the election in the direction of one political party, it verifies everybody…” he added.
Meanwhile, the EC has said it will declare the winner of Monday’s polls by the end of today, Wednesday, 9 December 2020.