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LMVCA Responds to Mahama


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Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA), a vocal pressure group, has vowed to constantly criticize the Electoral Commission (EC) boss, Charlotte Osei, until she does the right thing to make the impending polls free and fair.

“We shall not allow Charlotte Osei to have her peace of mind as suggested by President Mahama. We shall not keep mute for her to destroy the country,” David Asante, convener for LMVCA, stated on Kessben FM in Kumasi.

The group’s statement comes a few days after President John Dramani Mahama had admonished Ghanaians to comport themselves and allow Ms Charlotte Osei to have her peace of mind as the country gradually approaches the national elections.

In a direct response to the president’s admonition, Asante stated categorically that the chairperson of the EC would only have her peace of mind when she begins to act professionally by carrying out the right processes that would make the 2016 elections free and fair.

He lambasted President Mahama for being a hypocrite by asking Ghanaians not to mount pressure on Charlotte Osei so as to make the impending polls peaceful, and asked where the president was after the 2008 polls.

“Where was President Mahama when NDC thugs marched to the EC’s office with hammer and machete to put pressure on the then chairman, Dr. Afari-Gyan, to declare the NDC as winners of the 2008 national elections?” he queried.

President Mahama, according to Mr David Asante, has no moral justification to question LMVCA and other pressure groups’ decision to make life unbearable for the current EC chairperson through demonstrations, which are constitutionally accepted.

“The NDC goons used violent means to attack the EC, but we are using civil means through demonstrations in order to make sure that the EC does the right thing,” he pointed out, wondering why President Mahama was questioning their stance.

Asante disclosed that his group was ready to embark on a series of mammoth demonstrations to ensure that the EC adopts policies that would make the elections peaceful.

He stated that the ‘Baamu Yadda’ demonstration, slated for Kumasi on Wednesday, would set the tone for more of such protests to put pressure on the EC.

 FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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