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Stop using network failure as an excuse not to perform legally mandated task-EC told

  The Electoral Commission (EC) has been advised to desist from using ‘no network’ as excuse to it’s inability to perform a legally mandated task. The Second Vice Chairman of New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Suame Constituency, Mr Richard Asante,  said Ghanaians can no longer accept such excuses as the basis for the commission’s failure to discharge it’s responsibilities. Speaking to the media, Mr Asante, described it as unfortunate for the commission’s failure to successfully embark on it’s transfer exercise for persons aspiring to contest in the upcoming district assembly elections. ‘ The Electoral Commission set 23rd  to 28th August for aspirants  to transfer their votes to  preferred areas where they wish to contest this year’s district assembly elections, but the commission was unable to do so using ‘no network’ as excuse’ He said. According to him, the commission also failed to replace the Voters Identity Cards for hundreds of persons who also besieged the commission’s premises last week  after paying GH5 at the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB).  He described it as an inconvenience to Ghanaians who wish to discharge their civic responsibilities adding some of the aggrieved ones, even cursed the commission for such failure.  ‘Some people travelled to  Kumasi to replace their lost ID cards but the EC officials said there was no network and asked them to go without a definite time when the network issue would be solved. Mr Asante therefore appealed to the commission to put in place pragmatic measures to solve such network issue to avoid causing any further inconveniences to Ghanaians.Source /Ayisah Foster   

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