NDC Displeased About Creation Of 30 New Constituencies
The National Democratic Congress has registered its displeasure at the Electoral Commissions decision to implement the creation of 30 new constituencies, in the 2004 elections, whose offices will take effect from January 2005.
According to the NDC, the new constituencies cannot come into power, while the current parliament has not been dissolved. Member of Parliament for Kunbungu and also a member of the Legal and constitutional Affairs Committee, Hon. Mohamed Mumuni insisted that, since parliament has a life span of 4 years per term, the current one must be allowed to end its term and dissolved, before the new ones are made effective.
Deputy General Secretary, Baba Jamal, according to the constitution, described the newly created constituencies as non-existent, while the current ones are still functioning. The Chairman of the EC Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Djan maintained that, the EC will implement the 30 new constituencies, come the 2004 elections.
Meanwhile, the NPP General Secretary, Mr. Dan Botwe says the EC’s review was in the right direction since it is its constitutional mandate. He however said, the NPP is focussed on winning more than 140 seats in the 2004 polls, to consolidate its power to rule.