General Secretary Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Peter Boamah Otokunor has revealed they are engaging with the Electoral Commission (EC) to resolve grievances.
The current deputy General Secretary say although they don’t trust the EC, they are working with them to address concerns they have raised.
According to him, the NDC’s distrust for the Electoral Commission (EC) has strengthen the party and they are ready for the 2024 general election.
He made these remarks on JoyNews’ PM Express when he was asked about the relationship between the NDC and the EC.
“As it stands now, we have boycotted IPAC meetings and we’re having some kind of engagement to see how we would resolve our grievances and get back together,” he said.
He added that, “Our relationship with the Electoral Commission has made the party even more stronger in our bid towards 2024 because this Electoral Commission is an Electoral Commission that we do not trust and we don’t intend to trust unless maybe some significant changes come up.
He indicated that with state institutions such as the judiciary and the security services aligned with the ruling government it is of the greatest essence that the NDC wins a landslide victory at the polls.
“So we are very clear in our mind that in 2024 we are not getting an Electoral Commission that will be neutral so we would have to be our own Electoral Commission; we’re not going to get security services that will be neutral so we’ll have to be our own security services; we’re not going to get a judiciary that will be neutral and we’re going to be our own judges.
“That is why we have indicated that in 2024 we’re going for a straight win, and we’re not going to dilly-dally about and say we’re going to court and all that. We’re going for the kill at the polling station and we’re going to make sure that we produce the results.
“Because among other things this battle is not a battle for the NDC alone, it’s a battle for the very survival of this country, for the very survival of humanity in Ghana because the kind of plummeting and the kind of deterioration that this nation is going through, if we do not save this country in 2024 we will not have any country after 2024,” he said.