EC not creating 25 new constituencies – Bossman Asare

Dr Bossman Asare
Dr Bossman Asare

The Electoral Commission Ghana has denied social media reports that it is creating new constituencies ahead of the 2024 elections.

Dr Bossman Asare, deputy chairman of the EC in charge of corporate services told the Ghana News Agency there is no plan to create 25 more constituencies.

He was responding to a message circulating on social media that the commission had created 25 constituencies in eight regions ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Dr Asare indicated that although the EC had the constitutional mandate to review the constituencies after the publication of the census figures, it had not done so.

He said the creation of the constituencies was governed strictly by the constitution and must go through certain processes.

“Clause five of Article 47 of the 1992 Constitution authorised the Electoral Commission to review the division of Ghana into constituencies at intervals of not less than seven years, or within 12 months after the publication of the enumeration figures after the holding of a census of the population of Ghana, whichever is earlier and may, as a result, alter the constituencies,” he said.

In 2012, the election’s management body increased the number of constituencies from 230 to the current 275.

Source: GNA

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