GBA now a political association – Ofosu Ampofo
Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Samuel Ofosu Ampofo has described the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) as a “political association”.
According to him, he disapproves of the fact that the Electoral Commission, Ghana (EC), will employ the services of members of GBA for collation in the December 7 polls.
The Electoral Commission in an attempt to ensure integrity and accuracy with regard to the collation of ballots on December 7 will deploy members of the Ghana Bar Association and the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana to each collation center.
The Chair of the Commission says this is part of the reforms to be employed in the December 7 elections. Madam Charlotte Osei made this known on Tuesday, August 23 when she met some news editors in Accra.
Each constituency will have a collation center for the collation and declaration of parliamentary results.
That constituency collation center will also get results transmitted to the National Collation Center in Accra.
But Mr Ampofo, who believes the two bodies especially GBA are politicized, called on the EC to take a second look at these two bodies.
He said there are more experienced electoral officers than these professionals, who do not have the necessary experience in conducting such an exercise for the first time.
“I don’t have a problem with the accountants but my problem is that mathematicians and statisticians could do a better job because to my view, I think the GBA have taken partisan positions in every issue. Unless they purge themselves in those partisan politics, I will continue to protest” he stated.