Tamale South Member of Parliament Haruna Iddrisu has described the proposal by the Electoral Commission to change the time for closing voting from 5 pm to 3 pm as an act against common sense.
The former Minority Leader said the proposal by the EC undermines the rights of the electorate.
He has therefore advised the EC to show respect to the electorate by abandoning the proposal.
“The right to vote established under Article 42 is not a divisible right. It is a legitimate full right so you can’t tell someone that when it’s 3 pm go home”, he said.
“It is a common-sense matter, some people can finish voting at 10 am because their numbers are inadequate. It makes common sense that whenever you have a queue of Ghanaians even up to 11 pm, legitimacy and constitutionalism require that you respect the right to vote,” he said while speaking at a Town Hall meeting at Gushegu in the Northern Region as part of the NDC’s “Building Ghana Tour”.
“We do not think that parliament may be able to build a consensus on that matter because it will require a constitutional amendment of two articles”, he emphasised.