The National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, has made some ‘baseless and unfounded’ allegations about the Electoral Commission (EC) regarding the Assin North by-election, according to the EC.
The EC issued a statement to refute Mr. Gyamfi’s claim that the EC is working with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to sneak an unregistered voter into the Assin North register. The EC said this claim is false and challenged Mr. Gyamfi to prove it.
The EC also clarified that it follows Article 94 of the 1992 Constitution, which outlines the qualification criteria for parliamentary candidates, such as being a registered voter, at least 21 years old, and either hailing from or residing in the constituency for a total of five years within the last ten years preceding the election.
The EC dismissed Mr. Gyamfi’s argument that it should also consider CI 127, especially the Nomination Form, in determining the eligibility of a parliamentary candidate.
The EC said Mr. Gyamfi and his party have a history of making false claims against the EC’s integrity, as evidenced by their petition to the Supreme Court after the 2020 Elections, which they could not substantiate with evidence.
The EC urged Mr. Gyamfi to exercise maturity, decorum, and truth in his discussions on the EC and to focus on campaigning instead of maligning the EC.
The EC reiterated its commitment to conducting transparent, peaceful, and credible elections.