A human rights advocacy movement, ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND THE CONSTITUTION OF GHANA (AFDAC GH), has announced its opposition to Constitutional Instrument 126 which the Electoral Commission is asking Parliament to pass to govern the conduct of the 2020 election.
In a statement, AFDAC GH, announced that it has decided to injunct the passage of the CI which is already before Parliament, in court, and then later sue for its total abandonment.
Signed by its President, Mr A. Abdul Rasheed and Secretary, Abdullah Muniru, the AFDAC GH statement explained that if CI126 is allowed to pass and replace CI 91, millions of Ghanaians will be disenfranchised.
“AFDAC GH will by the end of this press release seek for court injunction on the new C.I from maturity level and go ahead to the court for explanation article 42 and article 6 clause 1-4 of the constitution,” the statement read.
“The AFDAC GH will also explain why the new CI laid at Parliament for amendment of the existing CI 91 is prejudice to article 42 of the 1992 constitution which clearly states that _”Every citizen of Ghana of eighteen years of age or above and of sound mind has the right to vote and is entitled to be registered as voter for the purpose of public elections and referenda.”
“The group is determined to undertake legal proceedings to stop the new CI as it inception could bring about hindrance to the Democracy we have been enjoying as a nation for about 28 years now,” the statement said.
The group says it will hold a press conference on Monday to explain its position deeper.
The advertised legal tango is coming after the Minority in Parliament filed a motion in Parliament to have CI 126 rejected.