The Head of Communications at the Electoral Commission, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu says the Electoral Commission is exhibiting no rigid attitude but rather moving in accordance to what the laws of the country demands.
Section of Ghanaians have described the electoral body as being ‘hard’ on some disqualified applicants for the 2016 presidential primaries.
Leaders and stakeholders have therefore urged the EC to solve issues amicably by the use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution but the EC Chairperson Madam Charlotte Osei said, the commission is working in line with law which does not provide for ADR’s to be used as solving election related issues.
The electoral commission resorted to the Supreme Court after an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Barbara Tetteh Charway ruled in favor of the Progressive Peoples Party, PPP to be allowed to correct errors in the filing forms.
The EC’s will for the ruling to be trashed fell on deaf ears as the SC ordered all disqualified applicants to be given another chance to correct their mistakes which serves as the basis for their disqualifications. It subsequently halted all of such cases in the High Court.
Some people have expressed worry that the suits being filed against the EC, when the elections are just around the corner, may result in a constitutional crisis, especially if the courts are not able to expedite action on the suits before Election Day.
But Mr Dzakpasu on Ghana Te Sen this morning said the commission is not difficult as some Ghanaians are saying, they are just adhering to the laws of the country.