PPP to sue EC over ‘unfair’ Electoral reforms C’ttee membership

Politics of Monday, 26 January 2015

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Kofi Asamoah Siaw National Sec PPP

The Progressive People’s Party has threatened to sue the Electoral Commission over its decision to give priority to the two main political parties on the 10-member Committee established to help implement Electoral reforms ahead of the 2016 elections.

The ruling National Democratic Congress and the main opposition New Patriotic Party have been given two slots each on the Committee while the 22 other minority parties have all together been given two slots too.

The Committee is mandated to study the various reforms and advise the EC on their implementation.

Speaking to Citi FM Monday, the General Secretary of the PPP Kofi Asamoah Siaw said the other minority parties in the country feel cheated in the membership of the Committee.

“We have considered going to court to see if we could have an injunction placed on the work of the committee,” he stated.

He wondered:“Why would they give two political parties two slots each and give other 22 parties two slots?

“We need to test the law on this exercise of independent right that the EC always goes for”.

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