The Electoral Commission (EC) says this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on November 7, 2016 is still on course as planned.
The EC says unlike the presidential elections which the constitution does not stipulate the period within which a new president should be elected before the expiration of the tenure of office of a sitting president, that of Parliamentarians is stipulated in the constitution.
Mrs Georgina Opoku Amankwaa, the EC’s Deputy Chair in charge of Corporate Services explained that the EC would be able to meet the timeline as Article 112 (4) was yet to be amended per the demands of the constitution.
She noted that the EC has done all that it needs to do and it was only up to Parliament to do the amendment.
She said the commission had an initial engagement with the constitutional and legal committee of Parliament which has been approved at the first gazette.