The 2020 flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has stated that the Electoral Commission financed and brought in nonexistent political parties prior to the 2020 polls to support every decision they made.
Speaking on Radio Tamale as part of his thank you tour on Thursday August 19, Mr Mahama described these smaller parties as a pack of wolves that are taken to meetings of the Inter Parry Advisory Committee to rubber stamp the EC’s decisions.
“I remember that under the last electoral commission the Azu Crabbe Commission was the one that sat and discussed issues of electoral reforms especially with regards to the register.
“And so we had expected that after this election, concerning the controversies that had existed between our party and the EC, that the EC will come out with some neutral arbiter , put somebody we respect to listen to all of us and come up with a report and say that these are the suggestions that the political parties had made in terms of electoral reforms.
“Instead, immediately, the electoral commission went into a retreat with IPAC and there are a lot of small parties they have gone to resurrect, these parties didn’t exist before.
“They have managed to find financing for them and they are just a pack of wolves that they take to IPAC and cheer lead their cheerleaders of the Electoral Commission chairperson and her people. Anything they say let us vote.”