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FEEDBACK ON SURVEY – ‘ENSURING A PEACEFUL, FREE AND FAIR GENERAL ELECTION 2020’

1. How will you rate the decency of the campaigning being done by aspiring MPs for the 2020 Elections?
Responses:
Somewhat Decent – 60.20%
Not Decent – 14.56%
Very Decent – 25.24%

2. How objectively do you think the Police has handled cases of Voter registration-related violence so far?
Responses:
Somewhat Objectively – 63.11%
Not Objectively – 22.33%
Very Objectively – 14.56%

3. Do you agree that the IGP must demand for nothing short of efficiency, professionalism, integrity and objectivity in relation to all election-related issues?
Responses:
Yes – 95.15%
Maybe – 2.91%
No – 1.94%

4. What do you think should happen to any Security Personnel who misconducts himself/herself and shows clear bias during the Voter Registration Exercise or during the General Elections?
Responses:
Fired/Sacked – 48.54%
Lowered Rank – 32.04%
Suspended – 19.42%

5. What action will you recommend civil society takes in support of a Security Personnel who gets disciplined unfairly for acting objectively and professionally in respect of any election-related case?
Responses:
Rally Support – 83.50%
Project as A Hero – 16.50%

6. Will you recommend that our military (soldiers) be actively involved in the enforcement of law and order across the country during the General Elections?
Responses:
Yes – 73.79%
No – 16.50%
Maybe – 9.71%

7. Must individuals who engage in election-related violence be dealt with according to the law and laid down rules, irrespective of who they are?
Responses:
Yes – 100%
No – 0%

8. What do you think should happen to any EC Official who misconducts himself/herself and shows clear bias during the Voter Registration Exercise or during the General Elections?
Responses:
Fired/Sacked – 86.41%
Suspended – 13.59%

9. Should the security personnel allow anybody who is not a Security Officer on duty to carry a weapon into the area demarcated for Registration / Elections?
Responses:
No – 97.09%
Yes – 1.94%
Maybe – 0.97%

10. Should anybody be allowed to ride a motorbike into a radius of about 100m away from an Election Centre?
Responses:
No – 87.35%
Yes – 12.65%

Against the background of the incidents of violence recorded during the recent Voter Registration, the current resurgence of violent crime in Ghana, after the COVID-19 restrictions, and the measures government is taking to ensure the security of Parliamentarians, FOBAC Ghana hereby publishes the result of the online survey it conducted over the past 3 months on the issue of ‘Ensuring A Peaceful, Free and Fair Election 2020’.

The total number of respondents was 103, but the consistency in the trend of the responses renders the overall outcome quite instructive, and we believe it provides a good basis for some relevant actions by respective authorities.