The Deputy Director of Elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tanko Rashid Computer has said the party will not accept the Electoral Commission’s (EC) proposal to change the election date from December 7 to November 7.
The EC has proposed a change in the date for Presidential and Parliamentary elections from December 7 to November 7, 2024, to allow time for effective operations and potential run-offs. The proposal was presented during the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting on January 22, 2024.
But in an interview on Cit FM on Wednesday 24, 2024, Mr. Tanko Rashid Conputer vehemently posited that the NDC’s objection to the idea is non-negotiable and would not be withdrawn.
“Clearly, we said we are completely against it, and we are not going to support it. We have made that very clear to the EC and the other parties, and this is not an issue we should be discussing right now.”
According to the NDC’s Deputy Director of Elections, the NPP rejected the same proposal in 2016, thus it is unclear why they are suddenly adopting it.
“The NPP vehemently voted against the proposal in 2016. It was proposed in 2016 to change the date, and we needed a constitutional amendment. We needed the MPs to vote on it, and the NPP MPs voted against it, giving reasons for voting against the proposal. That is what we used for the 2020 elections. So, what we are asking now is what has changed?” he quizzed.