The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been urged by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to rejoin the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).
The Electoral Commission (EC) has been using the new Constitutional Instrument (CI) in its ongoing limited voter registration process, which has raised various objections from the NDC.
Evans Nimako, the NPP’s director of elections, asserted that the NDC’s return to IPAC would be the most reliable way for their concerns to be addressed during a round table discussion that was hosted by a coalition of civil society organizations on Thursday in Accra.
“If you look at the current CI, the 91, it says that the EC must conduct continuous registration and it says also that there must be a modality committee and that committee has been formed at IPAC. We expected NDC to be part, to be around so that we can all discuss issues that will take on board the interests of all stakeholders,” Nimako said.
And they have broken that. We’ll instead keep asking them to return to IPAC so that all sides may debate it, he continued.
Since 2020, the NDC has abstained from IPAC gatherings due to doubts about the impartiality and independence of the EC.