It is eleven (11) days to the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections and President Akufo-Addo has not activated the Presidential transition process as required by law, warns the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
At NDC, at a press conference held today accused the President of refusing to initiate a transition plan 30 days before a presidential election as required by law.
Director of Elections for the NDC, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah pointed out that Section 6 (1) of the Presidential Transition Act, 2012 (Act 845), requires the President to kick in motion the process of transition, thirty (30) days ahead of elections.
“We are calling on President Akufo-Addo to trigger the transition process by preparing his handing over notes and also appoint a new Administrator-General to oversee the transition process within 24 hours after the declaration of results,’ Mr. Afriyie Ankrah said.
He added that the NDC had received information that the Administrator-General for the transition process has retired but President Akufo-Addo has refused to appoint a replacement, demanding that the President does the needful.
The NDC has likened President Akufo-Addo’s inaction on the transition process to Donald Trump in the USA refusing to start the transition process in the US.
The Presidential transition act states: “The Office of the President shall prepare a set of comprehensive handing-over notes covering the term of office of the president as the executive authority under article 58 of the constitution.”
Section 6(4) of the Act states, “The original and five other copies of the handing over notes shall be pr