Politics

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Debate Over EC Logo Needless – Mahama

President John Mahama has described as needless the debate generated by the decision of the Electoral Commission to adopt a new logo.

A new logo, introduced by the EC at a capacity training has generated a lot of debate amongst the public with some suggesting that the commission must not change the original one.

Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in-charge of Operations, Mr. Amadu Sulley, has stated that the commission has not reached a conclusive decision on whether or not to change its logo.

According to Sulley, what appeared in place of its original logo during the EC’s public engagements last week was intent.

But speaking to members of the Council of State during their quarterly meeting, President Mahama said the brouhaha over the logo would put unnecessary pressure on the EC.

According to him, EC must be allowed to focus and do their work ahead of the November polls, adding that changing a logo would not affect the quality of elections.

“Some parties have made it a penchant to continuously attack the Electoral Commission for reasons I can’t understand. This is the time to give the EC peace to do its work.

“I mean how is a logo going to affect the quality of elections in this country? I don’t think it’s a discourse that we should be splitting heads on.

“I think that our Electoral process has inherent safeguards in it that any serious political party can ensure that it polices that election and ensure the integrity of the election.”
Source: Starrfmonline.com
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