The United Front Party headed by Dr.Nana Agyenim Boateng has snubed the electoral commission’s official invitation to attend IPAC Meeting today,27/05/2020.
In a statement copied to the broadcastergh.com this morning ,the party executives made it known that they as a political party have seen an invitation from the electoral commission dated 19th May 2010, thinking the date was wrong initially but thought it could be a typing mistake, but later realized that the date is the same for all other political parties, so they could not say anything than to accept it as what they meant to say.
According to the UFP,the agenda for the said meeting that is suppose to be held on the 27th of May 2020, which is today is:”Updates on 2020 Registration Exercise .
The letter is requesting all parties to bring just one representative to attend a meeting that will be held in two sections, with one group of the political parties attending in the morning and another group attending in the afternoon.
The United Front Party however,rejects the invitation on the following grouns:
1. The customary standard of IPAC’s composition that is agreed upon by both the EC and all the political parties is that each party should bring 3 members to represent her at IPAC meetings.
2. If the EC is calling for meeting where there is an issue to be discussed with political parties, dividing the meeting in two groups will serve no purpose. For example how will a decision be made, how would one party know the content of the debate of a meeting that
she was not allowed to participate, and especially how can we all have a unanimous decision
on a giving topic when all of the parties are not present at the same time?
If the electoral commission thinks the meeting is not about decision making, but just wants
to inform the parties about a decision she has taking, and therefore wants to change long standing conventions of IPAC; then she will do well not to call for a meeting at all, but just write to the political parties and the general public on the decision she has unilaterally
The United Front Party cannot be used as a rubber stamp to endorse a decision taking by the EC alone by being present at a meeting that will communicate the impression to the general public that the UFP was part of the debates that culminated to that decision.
United Front Party – Address: Bremang – New York Junction , Kumasi . Ghana
P.O. Box 1986 – Bremang Kumasi – Ghana.
Phone: +233(0) 244151558 – +233(0) 206635843 -Web: www.ufpghana.org –