Minority Leader Firmly Rejects Proposal to Change 2024 Election Date

Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, the Minority Leader, has issued a strong warning to the Electoral Commission (EC), asserting that the Minority Caucus in Parliament will not support any proposal to alter the scheduled date for the 2024 elections. Representing the Ajumako Enyan Essiam constituency, Dr. Ato Forson stressed that the EC should prioritize urgent matters rather than considering a change in the election date.

Addressing the issue during a parliamentary session, Dr. Ato Forson emphasized that the EC should focus on preparing the 2024 election calendar and addressing essential matters instead of diverting attention to what he deemed “unnecessary issues.” He indicated that the Minority’s stance might be reconsidered if the EC implements substantial and meaningful reforms post the 2024 elections.

“Let me say it here and now that the NDC Minority Caucus in Parliament will not support any such change at this time,” declared Dr. Ato Forson, in response to the EC’s announcement of a possible shift in the election date from December to November.


Highlighting the more pressing issues demanding the EC’s attention, Dr. Ato Forson also expressed the Minority’s disapproval of the EC’s decision to abandon the use of indelible ink in the upcoming elections, citing significant risks for the country. He voiced concerns about potential chaos at polling stations and urged an immediate reversal of the decision.

“The use of indelible ink in our electoral process does no harm to the conduct of free and fair elections in Ghana. In fact, indelible ink adds another layer to the integrity of elections by ensuring that voters are visibly, transparently, and physically verified in addition to biometric verification,” stated Dr. Ato Forson, opposing the EC’s claim that eliminating indelible ink is part of measures to improve the electoral process and enhance the identification system.

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