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By-elections under Dampare very successful, says CDD

The programmes manager for CDD-Ghana, has said unlike past by-elections that have resulted in challenges, those incidents have not happened under Dr Dampare

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD) says the current Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare has established a record of successful by-elections under his tenure.

The comment comes on the back of demise of Member of Parliament for Ejisu, John Kumah necessitating a by-election.

The programmes manager for CDD-Ghana, Paul Aborampah Mensah disclosed that unlike past by-elections that have resulted in challenges, those incidents have not happened under Dr Dampare.

“The IGP established the Election Security Task Force and did a good show in all the by-elections that we have had, unlike Chereponi, Asankrakwa, and the other places. Here all the by-elections that we have had in this era we have not had any serious issues around them.

“So I think the experiments by the Election Security Task Force will carry us through the main elections,” Aborampah told Accra-based Starr FM.

He continued: “The Electoral Commission has shared its calendar for the elections with the parties. So we are aware of what is happening. So all in all I can say the environment is conducive for the elections and we hope it continues that way.”

Dr John Kumah had been battling an undisclosed illness for some time, leading him to seek treatment in Germany.

Despite his health challenges, he returned to Ghana to ensure the passage of critical revenue measures in the 2024 budget after the minority threatened rejection.

The sudden loss of the deputy finance minister has deeply affected Parliament, with deputy finance minister and MP for Atiwa East, Abena Osei-Asare, weeping uncontrollably upon hearing the news.

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