The picture the NPP and EC keep painting as though they are always right is dangerous for our growing democracy. The two seem to hold the view that whatever they are right is the best for Ghana and that the NDC is always wrong. This kind of mentality is unhealthy and does not create room for divergent views.
It is important that the EC plays its role of being neutral with an open mind to examine divergent views objectively without using its self-reference criterion for judging the NDC and other opposition parties ahead of the 2020 general elections in December.
The posture of the ruling NPP party to always agree or support every decision of the EC is worrying and creates a rather terrible impression. Naturally, this should make any level-headed person feel or assume the EC being in bed with the ruling NPP government.
A referee who seems to always agree with one team on the field of play would surely be a big problem ahead of an important football match.
The peace council seems to have lost its usefulness as it has also failed to understand anything the biggest opposition party puts across. It can not be the case that every concern of the NDC is right or wrong but that is the picture that the Peace council is revealing.
Let all stakeholders logically reason and look at the interest of Ghana. It is mind-boggling why the EC and NPP insist on new voters register hence wiping away all the hard work of the past. If the Ghana card is good enough to be used for acquiring a voters ID, why not rather save Ghana all the money we will use and allow Ghanaian to vote with the Ghana card by also making the right amendments to the statutes to permit that?
During the era when the NPP was in opposition, the Peace Council called the EC to listen to the two major political parties, today the same council only calls the NDC to allow the EC to do its work as though the NDC is always wrong.
How can the EC say it wants to preside over a free and fair election using a “New credible register” when it has done little to give equal attention to legitimate concerns raised by both parties?
We need to free ourselves from politically bias minds and thinkings to understand and appreciate the dangers we face as a nation if the EC continues to look skewed in its dealings with all political parties.