November 2, 2020

Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu on Friday, October 30, 2020 demanded that the Electoral Commissioner, Madam Jean Mensah comes to the House and meet with the Committee of the whole to brief it on preparations ahead of this year presidential and parliamentary elections.

According to him there is also the need to know how the Commission is complying with the laws passed by the House on the issue of making the voters’ register ready to all the political parties.

In his response, the Majority Leader Osei-Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu noted that he would engage the EC despite knowing how busy they are but he would ask them to find space to be with the House.

On the issue of providing certified register to the political parties on time before the conduct of elections as the law provides, he noted that unfortunately since 1992 no commissioner has been able to deal with that early enough before elections were conducted.

Mr. Osei-Kyei on his part responded by saying that, Dr. Afari Gyan provided certified register, a month before the presidential and parliamentary elections to the political parties, whiles Charlotte Osei two weeks to the general elections.

“It is not good enough, we should encourage the current Commissioner to break that gene if it was not good yesterday it cannot be good today. That is why I am saying the EC should be urged to break that and give certified register to the parties early”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/