The National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ghana's largest opposition party, has voiced its opposition to the Electoral Commission's (EC) proposal to move the election date from December 7 to November 7.
Instead of endorsing the proposed change unilaterally, the NDC is advocating for a comprehensive review of the electoral process through inclusive dialogue.
During the recent Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on Monday, January 22, the NDC submitted its stance, emphasizing the importance of inclusive discussions in shaping electoral reforms.
Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, the party's Director of Elections and IT, highlighted their openness to dialogue regarding voting on worship or prayer days.
“We (NDC) do not support the November date for elections,” Dr. Boamah stated in a Facebook post on Wednesday, January 24.
“Instead of cherry-picking, we (NDC) call for a comprehensive review of the electoral process through inclusive and proper dialogue; we already submitted our proposals to the EC.”
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission (EC) defended its proposal, explaining that the shift to November 7 for both Presidential and Parliamentary elections aims to enhance operational efficiency, particularly in managing potential run-off scenarios.