According to Peter Boamah Otokunor, Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), after a review of the European Union’s Election Observation Mission Report (EU EOM), Ghana’s true state has not been captured. Mr. Otokunor clarified that this is due to a number of inconsistencies and vulnerabilities discovered in the study.
According to him, the EU EOM report, which was prepared without the participation of political parties, was never discussed with the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) and was presented to Parliament without the participation of all political parties.
According to him, this should not be taken lightly because the study is not a true reflection of Ghana’s election process, but it plays a critical role in the international space and has the power to make or break Ghana’s credibility.
“They failed to accurately report and discuss all the issues and all the steps…If you look at the procedure, they actually went through the back door even in Parliament and that is where they encountered several problems and they had to go back and forth three times before the instrument was properly laid. So that problem itself was something that was supposed to be reported by the EU.”
His remark comes after the European Union Election Observation Mission to Ghana 2020 issued a press release discussing the final report on the December presidential and parliamentary elections.