Ghana’s EC can’t make time for former Nigerian Electoral Commissioner; IEA unhappy

IEAThe Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) is disappointed the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) won’t be able to meet Immediate past Electoral Commissioner of Nigeria Prof. Attahiru Jega when he visits Ghana to give a Public Lecture.

Under the auspices of the IEA, Prof Attahiru Jega will deliver two public lectures in Accra and Kumasi during which he will shed light on the recent general election in Nigeria and factors that ensured the credibility of the electoral process.

Prof. Attahiru Jega is considered one of the most successful Electoral Commissioners in recent times having taken Nigeria through credible and peaceful election. His successful steering of affairs during the recent elections in 2015 ensured and guaranteed stability in the sub region. He has received several awards including, the 2015 Charles Manatt Democracy Award in Washington DC.

The IEA believes Ghana’s EC has a lot to learn from Prof. Jega.

It however seems Ghana’s EC will not be available to meet the Professor as they will be engaged in a by-election in the Amenfi West constituency during the period.

Executive Director of the IEA; Jean Mensah in an interview on Accra-based Joy FM, however was unhappy the EC could not make time to meet the former Nigerian Electoral Commissioner since she believes the Ghana EC has a lot to learn from his successes.

She says Prof. Jega’s insight ahead of the 2016 elections will be great assert to the EC.

The details of the lectures are: Monday, December 14, 2015 at the Main Auditorium of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ridge from 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. and on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi from 10:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.

These lectures are part of efforts by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to promote good governance and credible elections in Ghana.



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