September 6, 2012

The deputy Majority Leader of Parliament, Rashid Pelpuo, has denied accusations by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the Electoral Commission was conniving with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the creation of the 45 new constituencies.

Speaking to Citi News, he described the NPP as frustrated ahead of the December elections which was why they had resorted to such allegations.

“I’m surprised they are using the word conniving,” he said.

“It is unacceptable in this context. In the first place we cannot help them if they are frustrated because the creation of the 45 new constituencies is not by government, nor by majority in Parliament. It is a Constitutional requirement and a Constitutional duty that is being performed by the EC.”

He mentioned that as long as they “are not allowed to control the EC as a majority, they can also not control them because they are the minority.”

Hon. Pelpuo added: “The EC is doing what they are supposed to do and we will support them as responsible citizens.”