Former President John Dramani Mahama has charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to restrategise its election monitoring mechanism.
Speaking at the annual conference of the party’s Professional Forum in Accra on Thursday, Mr John Mahama called for the need to deploy astute professionals and educated members of the party to monitor the 2024 general elections.
That, he said will ensure the elections are not stolen.
“We must ensure that we have more professionals and more educated people coming into play in respect of policing and monitoring the elections at the grassroots level,” the former president urged.
He told members of the forum that the collation of results is an important activity that they can help with.
Still, seething over the Supreme Court’s dismissal of his petition challenging the outcome of the 2020 general elections, the former president took a swipe at the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) and the seven-member panel that heard the dismissed petition.
He accused the court of aiding the EC chair to evade accountability after supervising flawed elections.
Mahama said the elections “will go down in history as the profound moment when the Chairperson of the EC opted to evade public scrutiny…”
“Everything was done in this trial to prevent the Commission from accounting to the people in whose name they hold office,” he stated, adding it was a clear stab in the “heart of transparency and accountability to Ghanaians.”