The People National Convention (PNC) party National Chairman, Mr. Bernard Mornah has blamed the Governing party New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the originators of the woes of the Electoral Commission (EC) and its ability to execute its mandate.
He alleged that the deliberate and unsubstantiated name calling, castigations and allegations of wrongdoing levelled against the EC Chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei, and the commission, prior to the 2016 election, had led to the present problems facing the commission.
Touching on allegations levelled against the EC and its chairperson, Mr. Mornah said the country was reaping the benefits of vile propaganda perpetuated by the NPP against the EC, culminating in the current sorry state of affairs at the commission and its inability to execute its mandate.
He expressed fear that these challenges, which were taking forever to resolve, had stalled almost all the activities of the commission, especially meetings of Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and, timetable of the commission for the period prior to the 2020 elections, among others.
He said allegations, including claims that the EC had connived with a political party and bloated the electoral register portrayed the commission in bad light, making it very easy for some persons to petition the President for investigations to commence on the commission members.