2016 polls: Ghanaians believe EC will be neutral – Report

EC chair Charlotte Osei

Over sixty percent of Ghanaians believe the Electoral Commission will be neutral in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections, a pre-election survey by the Center for Democratic Development (CDD) has revealed.

The report also said about seventy percent of electorates believe that they enjoy vote secrecy.

“Ghanaians express a strong preference (79%) for a ‘completely free and fair elections and are confident that the 2016 polls will be ‘completely free and fair’ or ‘free and fair with minor problems’ (77%).

“A solid majority believe the electoral commission will perform its duties as a ‘neutral body guided by law’ (63%),” portions of the report stated.

The report also indicted the two major political parties; NPP and NDC for engaging in vote buying.

The report comes on the back of the recent one also by the CDD that indicated that about 70% of Ghanaians believe the country is heading the wrong direction. It however said almost half of the populace believe the President has handled his job well as the leader of the country.

Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Kwame Danso Acheampong

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