Commonwealth delegation arrives to observe December 7 Election

Commonwealth logoA 12-member delegation from the Commonwealth arrived Tuesday, December 4, 2012 to observe and assess how Friday’s presidential and parliamentary elections will turn out.

The observer group will consider factors that will ensure credibility of the polls.

The December 7 Elections will be assessed by the group with reference to Ghana's election-related legislation as well as relevant regional, Commonwealth and other international commitments.

Chairman of the group Dr Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili affirmed that the group’s assessment would be impartial, objective and independent.

He said the delegation has already met with the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari Gyan, and all political parties and are “very encouraged by what they said.”

“They told us they have confidence in the Electoral Commission,” he said.

“It is very important. We are very excited that they have the confidence that the EC has done everything humanly-possible to ensure a free, fair, transparent and credible election process.”

He said if Ghana can preen itself in having a mature democratic system, then it must respect the will of the people through the ballot box.

“It is important that Ghana continues to be democratic enough to respect the will of the people as expressed through the ballot box,” he indicated.

“That is the mark of a maturing democracy for any country on earth,” he added.

“This is because the voice of the people is the voice of God.”

Source: TV 3 News|Ghana