EC Bosses Impeachment Is ‘A Threat To Ghana’s Democracy’ – Suhuyini

Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale North Constituency in the Northern Region, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, says the impeachment process against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and two other deputies was a threat to Ghana’s democracy.



Commenting on the issue on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 the Tamale North MP said: “it is a very, very serious threat to our democracy because in 2018, if we are to believe what the President said, even though we have few examples in 2017, we will have serious activities by the EC”.

He said “there will be a referendum to create new regions, there is an election of MMDCEs in 2018, District Assemblies Elections in 2019 and then the 2020 elections”.

“You are talking about EC preparing for all these, but it is now battling for survival of identity which is a serious threat to our democracy and that is why civil society, well-meaning Ghanaians, international communities, who are in for democracy to take the move seriously,” the MP explained.

“The NPP believed she didn’t deserve the appointment. They thought she was appointed to declare the NDC victorious and that is why every move by the government should be calculated because of the earlier pronouncements against this woman. “

There is a reason [a petition] goes to the President, so that the President becomes the gate-keeper. So that he decides what to do.

There is a very good reason the petition should go to the President even though the constitution is clear that the President does not decide the matter,” the MP further explained.

“If the government had any interest, I would say she should be transferred because she was transferred from one office to the EC boss,” he said.

“She is entitled to the petition but going to the President for a copy of the petition is what I find strange. His (President Akufo-Addo) only duty is to send that petition to the Chief Justice. So if you need any copy go to the Chief Justice or the committee and not the President.”

The NPP MP said, “they should go in the natural justice principles enshrined in the constitution and she should make the representation with the committee for the documentation.”


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