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Lack of Trust Drives Opposition to Electoral Commission’s Indelible Ink Removal Proposal – Peace Council

Lack of Trust Drives Opposition to Electoral Commission's Indelible Ink Removal Proposal - Peace Council

Mr. George Amoh, the Executive Secretary of the National Peace Council, asserts that the opposition of certain Ghanaians to the Electoral Commission’s proposal to eliminate the use of indelible ink in the 2024 general elections stems from a lack of trust in the institution. He emphasizes that building trust with citizens is crucial to garner their full support and cooperation.

During the inauguration of Denmark’s Support for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 13 and 16, Amoh stated, “I don’t think that we have to have a problem with the institutions of the state when we are going into elections. No, why should that be the case if we all trust the system? The issue of thumbprinting and all those kinds of things will not be an issue.”

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Mr. George Amoh believes that addressing trust deficits is essential and urges stakeholders to use the opportunity to bridge the gap.

The Electoral Commission had announced on December 18, 2023, that indelible ink would no longer be required in the 2024 elections and beyond, aiming to enhance the electoral process and establish a robust identification system.

However, the Minority in Parliament raised concerns, arguing that the EC’s decision breached the 1992 Constitution. The opposition NDC expressed strong opposition, contending that eliminating indelible ink would compromise the integrity of Ghana’s elections.

National Chairman Mr. Johnson Aseidu Nketia emphasized the importance of indelible ink in preventing multiple voting and questioned the rationale behind discarding a proven verification system that adds credibility to Ghana’s electoral process.

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