Mahama urges church leaders to address 2024 Electoral concerns

John Mahama, former Ghana president and leader of the opposition NDC.
John Mahama, former Ghana president and leader of the opposition NDC.

John Dramani Mahama, the former President, has called upon the church, seen as the moral compass of society, to speak up on matters concerning the 2024 electoral process. He voiced his apprehension regarding various issues surrounding the Ejusu by-election and the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, urging the church to address these concerns.


During an engagement with the Christian Ecumenical Council, Mahama stressed the importance of the church advocating for neutrality and ensuring a transparent and fair election. He highlighted the pivotal role the church plays in upholding democratic principles and fostering justice within the electoral system.


Mahama expressed his concerns about the impartiality of certain individuals appointed by the current administration to key positions, including the Electoral Commission. He stated, “This is a president who is appointing politically exposed people into positions of trust where they are supposed to be neutral and non-partisan… But we want to wake up the conscience of the nation that the right thing must be done so that the outcome can actually be the will of the people.”


He further pointed out the appointment of individuals with partisan affiliations to influential roles within the Electoral Commission, such as former party communicators and IT personnel. Mahama raised questions about their ability to remain neutral and fair in their conduct.


Despite these challenges, Mahama reiterated his commitment to playing his part in ensuring a transparent electoral process. He pledged to raise concerns whenever necessary and emphasized the importance of the church community being vigilant in ensuring that the right procedures are followed.


Mahama’s remarks underscore the importance of the church’s involvement in safeguarding democratic principles and ensuring electoral integrity. He called upon the church to serve as a watchdog, monitoring the electoral process and advocating for fairness and transparency.


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