The Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, has called on Parliament to haul the Electoral Commission (EC) before the House, to brief them on preparations and its readiness for the upcoming 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Leader, Ghana’s Constitution requires that presidential and parliamentary elections are held this year, even as the country battles with COVID-19.
“The independent Electoral Commission created under Article 45 of the constitution, owes this country and Members of Parliament an explanation”. He emphasized.
Hence, the need for Parliament to summon the Electoral Commission to present their road map towards this year’s elections.
“They have to be summoned to give us their road map as to their preparedness.
They need to apprise this House on their level of preparedness for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary election”. The Minority Leader reiterated.
Hon. Iddrisu, said even if Parliament cannot get them to brief the Committee on the Whole, they can still appear before the Special Budget Committee to do the needful.
Suspension of the New Voters Register Compilation
The Electoral Commission (EC) was forced to suspend indefinitely plans to compile a new voters register which was scheduled to begin on April 18, due to COVID-19.
The EC had said it is collaborating with health experts to decide on a more favourable date, depending on the prevalence rate of the Novel Coronavirus.