Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu Constituency, A.B.A Fuseini, has called for the immediate arrest of the Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jean Mensah for overseeing the two-day pilot voter registration exercise nationwide.
He argued that the Constitutional Instrument on the use of the voters’ ID is currently before parliament. It is therefore unlawful for Jean Mensa to undertake a piloting exercise.
Speaking on Pan Africa TV’s morning show, Mr Fuseini questioned where the EC derived their powers from to undertake the piloting exercise.
He explained that as it stands now, the law permits Ghanaians to use the voters’ ID for the registration process so the EC cannot deny anyone.
“Today I want to call for the arrest of Jean Mensa, she should be arrested and dealt with according to the law. The piloting exercise she went to do, under what law did she do it? Constitutional instrument 191 or 192 which is currently before parliament has not matured. It is only on Wednesday the committee on subsidiary legislation even voted, they are yet to bring the matter for us to debate and the house to take a dissolution on the matter. It has not been done. So it is not law, so where did she derive the power from on the basis of the card and passport,” he interrogated.
Meanwhile the Supreme Court in its ruling on June 4, 2020, has ordered the EC to furnish the court with the legal basis for their decision to compile a new voters’ register.