The Exercutive Director of Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Professor Henry Kwesi Prempeh has urged the Electoral Commission to conduct an election for the people of Lolobi and Akpafu communities to elect a member of parliament for them before January 7 2021.
Taking to his Facebook page, Professor Henry Kwesi Prempeh said the Electoral Commission is behaving as if it was not well prepared for this year’s election because if the elections had gone for a run off, wouldn’t they have been able to conduct a nationwide election before December 26? He said if no candidate was able to cross the 50% threshold in the presidential election, it would have been possible to conduct a nationwide run-off elections before December 26 as the law demand.
He said this is supposed to be more than possible to for the Electoral Commission to schedule and conduct a singel-constituency election for the voters in the Lolobi and Akpafu communities to elect their member of parliament before January 7.
He further warned the Electoral Commission that it shouldn’t let the people of the Lolobi and Akpafu to suffer disenfranchisement as a result of some bizarre and unconstitutional omissionon of one or other state actor.
Professor in his statement warned that these matters must be taken seriously and not court Political or constitutional crisis needlessly
“…The citizens of those communities must not suffer disenfranchisement as a result of this bizarre and unconstitutional omission on the part of one or the other state actor. We must take these matters seriously and not court political or constitutional crisis needlessly!” Part of his statement read
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