We did not disenfranchise the people of SALL- EC replies Franklin Cudjoe

We did not disenfranchise the people of SALL- EC replies Franklin Cudjoe

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has responded to the President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe’s accusation that they disenfranchised the people of Santrokofi Apkafu, Lolobi and Lipke (SALL) during the 2020 elections.

In a press statement released today to clarify the situation, The EC noted that it has received an audio circulating on social media in which the President of Imani accuses the Commission of disenfranchising the people of Santrokofi Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL).

According to them “We wish to state categorically that his accusations are false and without basis. The Commission never disenfranchised the good people of the newly created Guan Constituency. It is not in our interest to do so.”

“Here are the facts surrounding the inability of the residents of SALL now the Guan Constituency, to vote in the 2020 Parliamentary Election, the Legislative Instrument (L. I. 2416) which created the Guan District (SALL) was laid in Parliament on the 6th of October, 2020 by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD). It matured on November 9, 2020, roughly a month to the 2020 General Elections,” the statement indicated.

The EC added that “Parliament went on recess on the 9th of November, 2020, the same day the L.I. creating the Guan District matured and returned on December 14, 2020, one week after the 2020 General Elections.”

Read full statement below

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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