March 8, 2023

Campaign Activities, Travels By Minority MPs Suspended; NDC Decree

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a decree for campaign activities in various constituencies in the country by incumbent Members of Parliament to be put on hold.

This will remain in place until the end of March, a statement from the Secretary of the Party, Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey ordered.

This forms part of what the Party has branded as “Operation Save our Democracy” adopted by the Functional Executive Committee of the Party during a recent meeting.

This is a form of protest against the Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) the Electoral Commission (EC) intends to get the House to pass.

“At its meeting held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, the Functional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress in solidarity with the Minority caucus’ fight against the obnoxious Constitutional Instrument the Electoral Commission is seeking to lay before Parliament, resolved that the period of the evening of 7th March 2023 up to the 31st March 2023 has been declared as ‘Operation Save Our Democracy’.”

 

In addition to the suspension of campaigns, the Party said the members of the Minority caucus in Parliament are banned from trips that will affect their attendance to Parliamentary sittings, whereas all travelled MPs are to return immediately.

Also, all MPs are required to attend Parliamentary sittings during this period.

These directives also go out to regional executives, constituency executives and aspirants.

Meanwhile, the Party said the May 13 schedule for Parliamentary and Presidential Primaries will not be changed.


The Electoral Commission of Ghana is seeking, through the C.I., to make the Ghana Card the sole registration identity card for enrolment onto the Electoral roll.

It also seeks to make registration an all-year-round activity.

 

The Minority has protested this since its announcement last year noting that it will disenfranchise the many eligible Ghanaians without the Ghana card.

 

 

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

 

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