The Director of Elections for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, has justified the NDC’s boycott of the Electoral Commission’s (EC)’s two day program to do a post mortem on the 2020 elections because of the EC’s penchant for using mercenary parties at the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings.
In an interview with Accra based TV3, Afriyie Ankrah pointed out that the Commission often invites these limping parties that do not even attend meetings whenever there is an issue that the NDC has a complaint about.
These parties only troop in to vote in favor of the EC’s position like they have been coached.
“If you are in your house with your family and you know the people who help your house chores and all of a sudden people who are not regular, attend and sit at your dinner table and you serve them, are you not the one who has invited them,” He said when challenged to substantiate this claim.
In addition to boycotting the two-day post mortem on the 2020 elections, the NDC has also boycotted IPAC meetings.
Elvis Afriyie Ankrah however explained that the boycott is temporal and that the NDC will only return on condition that the EC boss, Jean Mensa, and her two deputies, Bossman Asare and Sereboe Quaicoe, stop their bias against the NDC.
According to him, the IPAC has been reduced to information sharing platform rather than a consultative platform.