NPP primaries: Use of indelible ink an act of double standards – NDC

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Alhaji Mahdi Jibril, the Deputy Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the main opposition party, has criticized the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for its use of indelible ink in the recently concluded parliamentary elections.

Mr Jibril highlighted the irony of the NPP’s decision to employ indelible ink even in an election involving well-known polling station executives.

During the Saturday primaries overseen by the Electoral Commission, the NPP utilized indelible ink to identify delegates for casting the votes.

Despite supporting the Electoral Commission’s recommendation to phase out the use of indelible ink in the 2024 general elections, Mr Jibril questioned the logic behind the NPP’s selective application of this measure.

He emphasized the inconsistency in the NPP’s stance, using indelible ink in an internal election while advocating its elimination in the upcoming national elections.

Speaking on The Citizen Show on Accra 100.5 FM, hosted by Nana Ama Agyarko on Monday, January 29, 2024, Alhaji Mahdi Jibril expressed amazement at the NPP’s double standards.

He raised concerns about the party’s contradictory approach, criticizing its support for the Electoral Commission’s decision to phase out indelible ink in the general elections, especially considering that many voters in such elections are not well-known.

Mr Jibril disclosed that the NDC has resumed attendance at the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings to address and rectify certain measures proposed by the Electoral Commission for the 2024 general elections.

He specifically stated the NDC’s disagreement with the Electoral Commission’s decision to phase out the use of indelible ink, highlighting the party’s commitment to addressing such issues through the appropriate channels.

Source: Mensah

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