August 8, 2012

The opposition New Patriotic Party is calling on the Electoral Commission to consider withdrawing the Constitutional Instrument that will legalise the creation of the 45 new constituencies.
The party made the call at an IPAC meeting to discuss the exhibition of the voters register, the upcoming election and the new constituencies.

NPP MP for Aburi Nsawam O.B Amoah who was part of the meeting feared Ghana’s democratic credentials will be undermined if the creation of the new constituencies is allowed to stand in its current form.

He told Joy News the EC must withdraw the entire instrument, failure which Parliament can exercise its discretion to annul the entire process.

“I don’t think any party should be happy with what is going on now. You have to go through primaries; you have to make sure to get the candidates in place all before three months.

“It undermines our democracy,” he lamented.

He said If EC doesn’t withdraw, Parliament has the option to annul the whole thing.