No Political Party Can Frustrate Us – Director Of Electoral Services

The Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Serebour Quaicoe, has firmly denied allegations that the EC is being frustrated by any political party ahead of the 2024 general elections.

In an interview on Yen Nsempa, Onua FM, May 16, Dr. Quaicoe emphasized the Commission’s long-standing experience and resilience in handling electoral processes.

“No party is frustrating us. We have been doing this work for a long time,” Dr. Quaicoe asserted. He underscored the Commission’s independence and commitment to upholding the integrity of the electoral process despite external pressures.

Dr. Quaicoe addressed the frequent press conferences held by the EC in the lead-up to the elections as a means to educate Ghanaians and not because they are threatened or frustrated. He explained that before, Ghanaians lamented his outfit’s stance to not address political concerns as often as Ghanaians wanted them to hence the strategy to hold as many conferences as possible to educate the Ghanaian populace about the electoral process.

“We are trying to educate Ghanaians. We owe it as a responsibility to educate Ghanaians. We will tell our side of the story, and Ghanaians will take their decisions,” he stated.

The Director further clarified his stance on voting, noting that he votes by proxy and does not align with any specific political party.

“I belong to all the political parties, and I vote for any of them based on my choice, but I do not vote personally. I always give proxy to someone else to vote on my behalf,” he disclosed. This, he believes, is a reflection of a growing trend among Ghanaians who prioritize the country’s development over partisan loyalty.

Dr. Quaicoe urged the public to discard the notion that voters strictly adhere to party lines. He pointed out that many people now vote based on candidates’ ability to contribute to national development, rather than their party affiliation.

“We should not make it as if people vote along party lines. That is not necessarily true. It only sometimes works like that. Some persons vote for a presidential candidate belonging to a particular party, and when it comes to a parliamentary candidate, they vote for another party. Some people are not stuck to a particular party,” he explained.

As the 2024 elections approach, he says the Commission remains dedicated to its mandate of facilitating credible and peaceful elections in Ghana.

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