President John Mahama has described as ridiculous claims by his political opponents that the Electoral Commission (EC) is scheming to rig the upcoming presidential elections for him.
Addressing a rally in Funsi in the Wa East Constituency of the Upper West Region, Mr. Mahama said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is making those claims to prepare the minds of their supporters to blame the EC if they lose the December polls.
“Some of them have gone to the extent of saying the Electoral Commission is preparing to rig the elections for John Mahama. What absurd nonsense? Ghana’s Electoral system is one of the best in the world. Note my words, not in Africa , in the world because it has inherent instruments for guaranteeing its integrity,” the President noted.
He added: “…If you notice, in the run up to the election, there has been a consistent criticism of the Electoral Commission. Indeed they have said the most unspeakable things about the Chairman of the Electoral Commission and that is all preparing the minds of their supporters for when they lose, so when they lose, they can blame the Electoral Commission as not being neutral.”
The NPP has over the last few months leading to the polls made wild allegations against the EC. Some leading members of the party have suggested that the EC appears to be lenient and bias towards the NDC.
Some minority parties including the PPP have also accused the EC of scheming to make victory easier for the ruling party.