AG lays bill to make Nov. 7 election day before parliament

AG lays bill to make Nov. 7 election day before parliament

The act seeking to amend the day and date for the presidential and parliamentary elections to the first Monday in November has been laid before parliament by the Attorney General (AG).

The move by the AG begins the process to officially formalise new date for Ghana’s general elections.

An amendment to the 1992 constitution is required before Ghanaians can actually cast their ballot on the day [November 7].

The Speaker of the House, Edward Doe Adjaho announced this in parliament on Tuesday and further noted that the House has subsequently referred to the council of state for input within 30 days.

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We referred the bill to the council of state for consideration; and this house and the council of state shall render advice on the bill 30 days after receiving it,” he said.

The uncertainty surrounding when the 2016 national elections will be held has become concern for politicians and Ghanaians in general.

But the EC has consistently allayed such fears, insisting the amendment will be done.

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