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EC Blames Parliament for Disenfranchising the People of SALL

Bossman further said anyone who blames the EC for Guan not electing a member of parliament does not understand the processes of parliament.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Bossman Asare, has stated that parliament should be blamed for the people of Santrokofi, Apkafu, Lolobi, and Lipke (SALL) not having a parliamentary candidate to represent them and not the EC.

Bossman said this to dismiss allegations by the president of IMANI Franklin Cudjoe that the EC intentionally disenfranchised the people of SALL during the December 6 general election.

“If you want someone to blame for that process, the parliament. The time the Parliament began the process of creating the LI that created Guan, they should have known that it wasn’t possible that a constituency would be created for them to vote in the Parliamentary election,” he said.

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Bossman further said anyone who blames the EC for Guan not electing a member of parliament does not understand the processes of parliament.

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“Clearly, anyone who blames the EC for what happened in the Guan – for them not electing a member of Parliament – the person doesn’t understand the processes of Parliament,” he added.

This controversy comes at the back of the directive issued by the Electoral Commission just one day before the December 6 general election, specifying that residents in Santrokofi, Apkafu, Lolobi, and Lipke (SALL) areas could only participate in the presidential election. Consequently, the constituents have remained without parliamentary representation ever since.

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