The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo has accused the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of scheming to rig the 2020 elections for the President Nana Akufo-Addo.
Addressing the press at the party’s headquarters on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the NDC Chair said the actions being undertaken by the Jean Mensa-led EC gives credence to his statement.
“We have long raised red flags of the sinister rigging agenda of the Jean Mensa-led-EC and the dangers it portends for our beloved country…it appears Jean Mensa’s mission is to please President Akufo-Addo and ensure his re-election…,” he said during the press conference.
He said the steps taken by Jean Mensa since her appointment to the office of Electoral Commissioner (EC) lays credence to his claim.
“Ladies and gentlemen, election rigging is not a one day event. It takes place overtime through systemic manipulation of processes leading to election day…the NPP is desperately scheming to rig the 2020 elections and hold onto power…,” he added.
According to Mr Ofosu-Ampofo, the NDC has seen through this agenda and hence their continuous stance against the compilation of a new voters register ahead of the 2020 elections.
“Upon assumption of office in the year 2017, president Akufo-Addo immediately set in motion his rigging agenda…,” he claimed.
This agenda, he said caused him to set up the National Identification Authority (NIA) and also change the EC Chairperson and bring Jean Mensa to come and steer the affairs of the commission.
“The NIA was step up with a mandate to issue national ID cards and manage the national identification system as per the national identification act [but] it does appear that the Jean Mensa led EC and NIA are only interested in rigging the 2020 elections for President Nana Akufo-Addo…,” he added.