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Parliament is to blame for SALL disenfranchisement and not us – EC

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The Electoral Commission has refuted allegations made by IMANI President, Franklin Cudjoe, accusing the Commission of deliberately disenfranchising the people of Santrokofi, Apkafu, Lolobi, and Lipke (SALL).

It will be recalled that on December 6, 2020, just a day before the general election, the EC directed that residents in the SALL areas could only vote in the presidential election, resulting in the constituents being without representation in Parliament since then.

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IMANI Africa is holding the EC responsible for this, but Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Bossman Asare, has stated that the Commission cannot be held responsible for the situation.

He noted that Parliament should be held accountable.

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“If you want someone to blame for that process, [it should be] 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 is quoted by MyJoyOnline.com to have said.

“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.

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