A Regional Deputy Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mustapha Gbande said some happenings in the district-level election reveals the ineptitude of the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensah.
He also described the chairperson as a “character of chaos “, warning that she could plunge the country into a distraught situation.
He was adding his voice to the relatively widespread of discontent about situations in some electoral areas in the just ended district-level elections on December 19, 2023.
Regions registering their displeasure include the Ashanti, Central, Northern and Eastern. Constituents of these regions are unhappy about the unavailability of ballot papers and the subsequent postponement of their election day whereas other areas have already gone through with theirs.
The EC has explained that the unavailability of ballot papers was caused by the inability of printers contracted to print them on time.
But Mr. Gbande believes these situations are avoidable. Therefore, the occurrence of them demonstrate incompetence on the part of Jean Mensa.
He accused the EC of intentionally supplying the affected electoral areas with limited ballot papers, adding that the action was deliberately carried out to undermine the integrity of the District-level election.
“If you have contracted members 12 hours into an exercise and delivery has not been made yet you have assured the whole country that you are ready, then, it means you are not competent.
“If you have supplied limited papers to particular areas without knowing that you have issued papers in accordance to the voters’ register in those particular areas, then, it is a deliberate action to undermine the integrity and credibility of Ghana’s District Assembly Election,” he said.