The Minority in Parliament is asking that the Electoral Commission be summoned before the House to present its preparedness towards the conduct of Election 2020 amidst the outbreak of Covid – 19.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu underscored the need for the EC to conduct elections this year despite the outbreak of the coronavirus.
“The constitution provides that Presidential and Parliamentary Elections should be held this year even as we struggle with COVID. The Independent Electoral Commission created under Article 45 of this Constitution owes this country and Members of Parliament a duty. They would have to be summoned to come and give us their roadmap and their preparedness in view of Covid,” he said.
Haruna Iddrisu also said that Ghana’s democracy would evolve and survive this pandemic period.
“Our democracy will evolve and our democracy will survive Covid. They need to apprise this House their level of preparedness for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections” he stated
Commenting on the same issue, Majority Leader Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu said it’s about time the EC updated parliament of their plans.
He further said President Akufo – Addo is not interested in extending his mandate by even a day and under whatever circumstance that may become necessary, the EC will go ahead to hold elections so the President can hand over power by January 7, 2021 if the need be.
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