Kufuor: EC Must Not Be A Power Onto Itself
Former President Kufuor has lashed out at the Electoral Commission for asking for proposals from political parties geared towards electoral reforms.
According to him, even though the EC must be involved in the reform process, it must not arrogate the power of spearheading the reforms onto itself.
The former president made this known to the media at an IEA post Supreme Court Verdict Lecture in Accra.
He argued, “You cannot arrogate yourself, you cannot correct yourself easily; the electoral commission is not power onto itself. The EC is an organ of institution to the people and so cannot jumpstart the process of asking parties to send in proposals for reforms”
President Kufuor said he expected political parties, academia to come forward with ideas on reformation of the electoral processes without an invitation from the EC.
Former President of South Africa W.F. de-Clerk who also spoke at the lecture suggested that a commission of enquiry to be set up on what reforms are needed.