The Coalition of Muslim Organizations, Ghana (COMOG) has called for a dialogue among all political parties and the Electoral Commission (EC) to reach a consensus that will ensure a credible process towards election 2020 and beyond.
This, it said, would be in the best interest of the citizens of Ghana and the international community and ensure that the 2020 election would be peaceful, free and fair.
More so, it said, this would enable the outside world continue to recognize Ghana and ensure that the nation remains a beacon of democracy on the African continent.
This was contained in a statement issued in Accra by Mr Mawuli Mustapha Braimah, the Chairman, COMOG Media, PR and Research Committee, and copied to the Ghana News Agency.
It said COMOG considers it important to add its voice to the current impasse between the EC and other stakeholders.
Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections are six months away but the political environment in the country is filled with tension with the main stakeholders divided on the process to compile a New Biometric Voter Register.
Already the main opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the country has taken the electoral commission to the apex court to get the EC to include the existing valid voter’s card and the birth certificate as elements of proof of nationality to be accepted for the impending compilation of new voter’s register.
It said in past months, COMOG has witnessed heightened tension and actions by other nonpolitical interest groups voicing out their concerns on the standoff among the EC, NIA, NDC, the ruling party New Patriotic Party and the Inter-Party Coalition Against New Voter’s Register (IPRAN).
COMOG has also heard the two former presidents of Ghana J. J. Rawlings and J. A. Kuffour, legal experts, political scientists and Civil Social Organizations adding their voices to the call for adequate dialogue.
“It is the fervent hope of COMOG to see the EC, the NDC and other stakeholders resolve their differences amicably to restore hope and confidence in the electoral system of Ghana,” it said.
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