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Speaker rejects Ayariga’s movement on EC’s C.I.


The Speaker of Parliament, Mike Oquaye has declined to admit a movement filed by Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga requesting the Dwelling to reject the Constitutional Instrument (C.I.) introduced by the Electoral Commission (EC).

The CI seeks to legalise programs for the EC to sign up new voters based on a new established of principles for the compilation of a new sign up for the December polls. The new C.I. if passed, will clear away the voter’s ID card as a registration doc for a new voter ID card but make it possible for for the use of the Ghana Card.

The MP experienced appeared ahead to the option to transfer the movement on the floor for MPs to vote for or from it, but as Pleasure News’ Joseph Opoku Gapko reviews, the Speaker refused it.

Prof Oquaye in a memo to Mr. Ayariga explained the C.I. has presently been referred to the subsidiary legislation committee and urged him to go make his arguments versus it there rather of currently being offered a individual chance on the floor.

“The Speaker despatched me a memo in impact declining to acknowledge the movement, urging that I must go ahead of the Subsidiary Legislation Committee and existing my arguments to them so that they will seize it in their report.

“The report will be debated in the chamber on the floor and at that place, I will also have an prospect to argue my circumstance, as soon as my arguments are captured in the report,” the Bawku MP advised Joseph.

Even though disappointed with the improvement, he has given that appeared before the Committee to make his case.

“I would appreciate an chance to make my circumstance, a motion would have served me better but appearing ahead of the Committee, building the argument, obtaining them recorded and presented in the report would also give me an option to still make my situation in Parliament,” he explained.

Mr Ayariga insists that the beginning certification and outdated voter’s ID card should be bundled as admissible files.

Citing Posting 42 of the Structure, the Bawku MP suggests any citizen – for every that provision – of 18 decades of age or additional and of sound head is entitled to be registered and any C.I need to emphasis on creating the system for tested citizenship, age and soundness of mind.

“That is what a C.I. really should be anxious about,” he stressed.

For Mr Ayariga, the principal way to build citizenship is by the Citizenship Act which states in Segment 3 that “persons Born right before 6/3/57 (1) A human being born prior to 6th March 1957 is a citizen of Ghana by delivery if— (a) he was born in Ghana and at minimum one particular of his mother and father or grandparents was born in Ghana or (b) he was born outdoors Ghana and a person of his moms and dads was born in Ghana” are citizens of Ghana.

“And the only company that certifies your birth in Ghana is the Births and Fatalities Registry. So if you do not accept my beginning certification, how do you establish that I was born in Ghana to a particular mum or dad who is both born in Ghana as stipulated by the Citizenship Act?

“On the basis of that, this is a elementary mistake by the EC and so we need to have the CI incorporate the delivery certification or else we will be violating the Structure,” he extra.

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