NPP, NDC MPs agree 2020 election must be held amid COVID-19 fight

NPP, NDC MPs agree 2020 election must be held amid COVID-19 fight

- Members of Parliament on both the Majority and Minority sides of the House have reached a consensus on this year's election

- According to them, they want the elections to be held this year despite the COVID-19

- The Constitution was not clear about what should happen should there be no general election

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Members of Parliament on both the Majority and Minority side of the House have reached a consensus on this year's 2020 election.

According to them, they want the elections to be held this year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Majority Leader, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, said the Constitution was not clear about what should happen in the absence of a general election and, therefore, called for measures to provide space for the holding of the 2020 elections.

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, however, agreed on behalf of his side that this year’s election should be held.

NPP, NDC MPs agree 2020 election must be held amid COVID-19 fight

NPP, NDC MPs agree 2020 election must be held amid COVID-19 fight Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu said whether COVID-19 or no COVID-19 pandemic, the Electoral Commission was expected to carry out the general elections.

“This country, COVID-19 or no COVID-19, we are a democracy and our democracy will evolve and they will be expected to conduct presidential and parliamentary elections and we need to know what their roadmap is,” it said.

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Meanwhile, Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana host, Paul Adom Otchere, has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to put measures in place to double the number of polling stations across the country so as to ensure the social distancing directive, as the country prepares for its general elections in December.

He stated that we can’t have all the normal queues we are used to seeing for the 2020 elections because of COVID-19.

According to him, all the 30,000 polling stations across the country should be doubled and the queues should be social distance compliant.

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