September 10, 2012

The Majority in Parliament has strongly objected to the allegation by the minority that the ruling NDC government and the majority caucus are manipulating the Electoral Commission in the creation of the 45 new constituencies.

According to the group, it is only helping the EC in the discharge of its constitutional duty.

The minority on Wednesday accused the EC of being in bed with government after the Commission supervised parliamentary primaries for the ruling party in the yet to be created 45 new constituencies.

The minority was of the view that it was too close a time to the general election for new constituencies to be created.

Addressing the press in Accra, the Majority Leader Cletus Avoka accused the NPP minority of confusing the public and causing anxiety among the population with regards to the creation of the new constituencies.

He said the EC has maintained that it has the capacity, ability and time at its disposal to incorporate the 45 new constituencies into the December 2012 election and that the minority has no reason to doubt their assurance and commitment.

Hon. Avoka assured all Ghanaians that the majority caucus will do everything possible to build consensus with the minority in parliament and all other stakeholders to ensure a free, fair and peaceful election come December 2012.

Kwadwo Anim/