Calls Intensify for Resumption of Voter Registration in Bawku Central Constituency
- Prominent Lawyer Demands Urgent Action From Electoral Commission
Concerns are growing in the Bawku Central Constituency as citizens and legal experts join forces to demand the immediate resumption of the voter registration exercise. The call, led by prominent Lawyer Ustarz Jibreel Sa-Ad, comes amid increasing worries about the impact of the suspension on democratic processes in the region.
In a strongly worded letter addressed to the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Lawyer Ustarz Jibreel Sa-Ad emphasized the crucial role voter registration plays in any democratic society. He stressed that the suspension had not only hindered this fundamental process but had also deprived many citizens of their democratic right, particularly in light of Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
The lawyer further underscored the urgency of the situation, citing the upcoming elections and the necessity of ensuring that every eligible voter in Bawku Central has the opportunity to register and be included in the electoral roll.
“The current circumstances we find ourselves in make it even more imperative to resume the registration exercise without further delay,” wrote Lawyer Sa-Ad, echoing the concerns of many citizens in the region.
Additionally, the letter highlighted the importance of clear and timely communication from the Electoral Commission of Ghana regarding the resumption of the registration exercise. Transparency and effective communication, it argued, are essential in building trust and ensuring that citizens are informed about the process.
In his concluding, Lawyer Sa-Ad urged the Electoral Commission of Ghana to prioritize the resumption of the voter registration exercise as a matter of utmost importance. Doing so, he argued, would uphold the principles of democracy, protect the rights of citizens, and reinforce the credibility of Ghana’s electoral system.
However, the letter also contained a stern warning. In the event that the commission fails to abide by this demand within forty-eight (48) hours upon receipt of the letter, Lawyer Sa-Ad stated his intention to invoke the jurisdiction of the court to ensure compliance.
The growing chorus of voices in Bawku Central Constituency and the legal community emphasizes the significance of this issue, which could have far-reaching implications for the region’s democratic processes.
All eyes are now on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to respond to these demands and take action swiftly.