The Honourable Member of Parliament for Buem Constituency in the Oti Region, Mr. Kofi Adams has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to quicken the process to create a constituency for the residents of the Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) traditional areas.
According to the Member of Parliament, it appears the Electoral Commission had not shown an interest in the matter.
Kofi Adam explained that, the EC’s claim that it had submitted a Constitutional Instrument to the Attorney General’s Department for the creation of the Constituency was no longer justifiable.
“If the electoral commission is so minded, the process is something they should have done long ago,” Mr Adams said in an interview with the Daily Graphic.
“Per their (EC’s) own letter dated December 5, 2020, the creation of a new constituency is something they were aware of and they did not show much commitment to creating a constituency for the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe in 2021 and I don’t want the same attitude to be shown in 2022”.
#FixTheCountry Movement recently sent a petition to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the removal of the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Mrs Jean, and her two deputies over the inability of the residents of SALL to vote in the 2020 parliamentary election, this Mr. Adams said it was a separate issue and within the rights of the petitioners.
The petitioners contend that the actions of the EC officials denied the people of SALL “right to vote” of in the 2020 parliamentary election.