The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have insisted that their proposed electoral reforms are not borne out of bitterness from losing the 2020 elections.
According to Afriyie Ankrah, the director of elections for the party, the proposals were put together to help shape the future of elections in the country and make them better as had been done in previous years.
He noted that “the 2020 elections are a critical part, many issues went wrong, but we went beyond the 2020 elections and proposed how we can improve upon the entire electoral system and that is why we appointed technocrats to lead the processes and the 34 recommendations include 14 recommendations already put forward by a 21-member Eminent Advisory Committee of the Electoral Commission.
“The committee that worked to produce the 34 recommendations of the NDC looked at previous election reform documents of the EC, best practices from within and outside Africa and interviewed some senior officers of the commission amongst others as part of its work and presented proposals to the committee.
“It looked at existing reports from the EC, international and domestic election reforms, international best practices, conducted interviews, examined data from various sources and out of that came the 34 proposals and the party will continue with its engagements with various stakeholders on the proposals and is hoping they will be accepted and actualized to make elections in Ghana better,” Mr Ankrah proffered.