EC suspends Election Steering Committee

The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the 18-member Election Steering Committee following protest against some of its members by pressure group, Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA).

LMVCA had accused the EC of playing party cards in the formation of the committee, fingering a card holding member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Karl Mark Arhin, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Service Scheme.

On Wednesday, the EC dropped Dr Arhin from the election steering committee but insisted that it would not dissolve the committee because its members from various institutions who worked hand in hand with the EC during elections were to play various roles.

But the EC Friday announced that it had taken the decision to suspend the committee following a meeting with the various political parties at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting.

According to a Citifmonline  report, the EC had agreed at the IPAC meeting that it would look into the concerns raised by the LMVCA and address them appropriately.


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