NDC government will amend 1992 constitution on dual citizenship – John Mahama

John Dramani Mahama
John Dramani Mahama

Speaking during his campaign tour in the Northern Region, Mr. Mahama condemned the injunction placed on the Member of Parliament for Assin North, Gyekye Quayson, which prevents him from carrying out his duties as a Member of Parliament.

Mr. Quayson was disqualified by a court ruling after it was found that he held dual citizenship, which is prohibited by Ghana’s constitution.

Mr. Mahama described the injunction as an “injustice and an affront to Ghana’s democracy which has deprived the constituents of representation in Parliament.” He further emphasized that dual citizens should not be denied the opportunity to serve in Parliament, stating that “they have a right to contribute to the development of Ghana through their representation in Parliament.”

He added that the NDC government, if elected into office, will work to amend the constitution to allow dual citizens to serve in Parliament. This move is expected to give dual citizens the opportunity to fully participate in the political affairs of Ghana.

Dual citizenship has been a contentious issue in Ghana, with some arguing that it is a threat to Ghana’s sovereignty, while others believe it is a fundamental right that should be protected.

The issue has become even more controversial in recent times, following the disqualification of some Members of Parliament who were found to hold dual citizenship.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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