First Deputy Minority Whip and MP for Banda constituency, Ahmed Ibrahim said he still could not fathom out the reason behind the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Madam Jean Mensa’s decision to compile a new voters’ register after various groups and some political parties have kicked against the registration exercise.
According to him, all efforts by parliament to bring before them, Jean Mensa to answer some questions and explain her reasons for the compilation further have been unsuccessful.
“How do we solve this problem surrounding the compilation of the new voters’ register if she doesn’t want to appear before us?” he questioned in an interview on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
Meanwhile, the EC boss has met the Special Budget Committee of Parliament Tuesday morning, to brief the Committee about its preparation towards the December 7 election.
“She [EC boss] is behaving like a COVID-19 patient who has been quarantined in her home and doesn’t want to see the doctor. Come and let’s discuss issues and she is refusing,” Ahmed Ibrahim added.
Minority worried about EC’s decision to phase out a registration exercise
The Minority caucus in Parliament has expressed worry and disappointment about the decision by the Electoral Commission to phase out a registration exercise in 6,300 centres out of the total of 33,367 registration centres across the country.
Minority Leader, Hon Haruna Iddrisu spoke to Journalists at Parliament House about the issue just after the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa met the Special Budget Committee of Parliament Tuesday morning, to brief the Committee about its preparation towards the December 7 election.
Haruna Iddrisu said phasing out the registration exercise in 6,300 registration centres will breach article 42 of the Constitution which guarantees the legitimate right of citizens.
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