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Parliament votes 106-92 to okay EC’s Constitutional Instrument

Parliament after a vote has given green light to the Electoral Commission’s Constitutional Instrument (C.I. 126) that will allow the Commission to compile a new voters’ register with new requirements.

Out of the 198 MPs who were present in the chamber, 106 from the Majority side voted in favour while 92 Minority members voted against it.

The decision to conduct a vote followed a request by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu for a division, which the Speaker granted.

The MPs were called one after the other to cast their ballot for or against the C.I. that has been rejected by the Minority.

Led by their Mr Iddrisu, they believe the C.I. will disenfranchise many Ghanaians who do not have a passport or a Ghana Card – as the new requirements demand – before they can register to vote in the December 2020 elections.

He said the C.I. will spell doom for the country’s democracy and will hold the Electoral Commission officials pushing for its approval responsible for any future occurrences.

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