Charles Owusu, Aide to the Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, has urged that the ruling government and the Electoral Commission not to brush off comments of former President John Dramani Mahama.
The former President has recently raised issues of insecurity in the country and has questioned the neutrality of the Electoral Commission.
“They need to prove us wrong. We have our doubts that they can be neutral and fair… the current posture and the way they are conducting things makes us doubt that they will be neutral and fair in 2020,” he said.
He has also has asked the Electoral Commission to publish details of its investigations into the hacking of its transmission system during the 2016 general elections.
According to him, Ghanaians deserve to know circumstances under which the EC’s system was compromised at the time.
Speaking to some of the issues raised by the former President on Peace FM morning show 'Kokrokoo', Charles Owusu said: "the current EC should listen to some of the comments...as for the President, those around him will tell him that everything is going on smoothly because they want to preserve their job. I believe the same happened during Mahama...and so if the opposition parties are raising issues, they (government) should listen and pick a word or two...this yentie obia syndrome will not help anybody".
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