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Minority Members of Parliament Walked to EC Office: EC Accepts Petitions

On Tuesday December 22, all the 106 Minority Members of Parliament in the Seventh Parliament of Ghana marched from the Parliament House to the headquarters of the Electoral Commission in an attempt to submit their petition the EC. Their attempts to enter into the office of the EC were blocked by the Ghana police.

The current information reaching the nation is that, the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) has finally received the minority’s petition on the 2020 general elections.

According to the Minority, the EC had disrespected them by failing to receive their petition. The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu and Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak who led the NDC MPs expressed their displeasure about the way they were handled by the EC and the police, and also vowed that, they will not give audience to the Electoral Commission in the 8th Parliament.

The Electoral Commission on the other hand has also gave a press release saying there was no official available to receive the petition because the minority failed to give them prior notice of their action.

According to the petition by the minority, “We demand that you cause to be collated the Techiman South Constituency Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Results from all the Two Hundred and Sixty-Six (266) Polling stations in accordance with the law, with immediate effect”. They also demanded that, “that pursuant to regulation 43 (2) of C.I. 127, the endorsed writ, gazette notification and notice to Clerk of Parliament be amended accordingly to reflect the true state of affairs”.

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