The proposal by the Electoral Commission to move the election date to November 2024 has been met with opposition from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The party declared that it will oppose this election management body action.
The NDC objected, claiming that Dr. Bossman Asare’s announcement misrepresented the agreement reached on November 2028 as the effective year for significant electoral reforms. The EC proposed the date change to improve operational efficiency, especially in the event of a run-off.
At the IPAC meeting on January 29, 2024, the NDC made it clear that there was no majority agreement among political parties in favor of the November 2024 date.
The party stressed how important it is that IPAC continue its history of fostering consensus on important electoral reforms.
The NDC also emphasized that, of the ten political parties present, at least five expressed opposition to moving the election date.
In order to guarantee transparent, free, and fair elections, the party asked the EC to concentrate on urgent issues, such as quickly releasing the schedule for the 2024 elections.
Read the full statement below: