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EC suspends Election Steering Committee after protests

The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the 18-member Election Steering Committee it inaugurated few days ago.

This follows massive protest against some members of the committee by pro-opposition pressure groups.

The EC announced the decision after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held today [Friday].

Three persons on the committee have been accused by pro-opposition group Let My Vote Account (LMVC), Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) and Mustapha Hamid, spokesperson of the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of being members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

They are Joseph Whittal, Deputy Commissioner at CHRAJ, Dr.Karl Max Aarhin, a Deputy Director of International Affairs of the NDC and Francis Azumah of the National Peace Council.

Meanwhile, the EC according to the political parties, has agreed to look into the concerns raised and address them
appropriately.

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