Covid-19: EC’s “double-track” IPAC meeting poor – Otukonor
Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor has criticised the Electoral Commission(EC) over its conduct in an ongoing Inter-Party Advisory Committee meeting.
The Election Management Body has resorted to holding the said meeting in batches with one representative each from the parties instead of three.
The decision is believed to be in line with health protocols and the Presidential directive issued in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
However, in an interaction with newsmen on the issue, the Deputy NDC Scribe said the move is inappropriate and unacceptable.
He argued that the instead of the EC convening “a double track” meeting, choosing a bigger venue that would enable them to space out would have been meaningful.
“If this is an essential meeting , then should pick an appropriate venue that can contain all of us, because we’ve seen the President hold several meetings where you know people are over 25; some are 50,70 but they comply with the directive and space them appreciately.
“Now if you call us to a meeting,one committee and you divide us into two and you expect us to make meaningful decisions and consensus then you have something to hide. So we decide on something else in the morning and those who’ll come in the afternoon will decide on something else; running a double-track system for meeting.”