The Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame, has proposed the annulment of the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Buem constituency to allow for fresh polls.
He believes the move will provide an opportunity cor the people of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Likpe, and Lolobi (SALL) exercise their right to vote, so they are represented in the 8th Parliament.
The Buem Constituency currently has National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Kofi Adams as its Member of Parliament.
The AG was in parliament to respond to questions on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
“The solution is not just the annulment or revocation of the L.I but it must be coupled with the annulment of the Buem Parliamentary elections,” he said.
He also blamed Parliament for the delay in creating a constituency.
He said the House’s inability to sit for 21 days during the 7th Parliament contributed to the delay.
He said he had “advised the Electoral Commission (EC) that having regard to the limited timeframe for the passage of the proposed C.I to amend C.I. 128, it was not advisable for it to be laid before Parliament.”
“If the House had revoked the L.I 16 that created the Guan district, we wouldn’t have found ourselves in this situation,” he added.
He concluded by stating that SALL constituents will only have representation in Parliament after the 2024 elections.