Ex-Ghanaian President urges NEC to be more proactive

Ex- Ghanaian President, John Mahama, has called on Liberia’s electoral commission to be more proactive in addressing future election irregularities.

Mr. Mahama, currently in the Country, said NEC and its poll officials did little in ensuring that no voter is disenfranchised.

He said such measures would help strengthen the electoral system in Liberia and other West African countries.

Giving his observation on Tuesday’s voting process, the ex-Ghanaian President among other things said he observed that polling centers did not open on time; names of voters with valid identification cards were not found on voters’ registry and there was inadequate presence of security at many polling centers.

Mr. Mahama also observed that the slow process of voting resulted into long queues resulting exhaustion and frustration among voters.

The former Ghanaian President made the remarks when he visited the elections situation room of the Liberia Election Early Warning and response at ECOWAS head office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.

In brief remarks, ECOWAS President’s Special Representative, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo, said findings from the Elections Situation Room revealed that polling officials had little education about voting procedures.

By Kaipee Newray

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