Ghanaians abroad are threatening to seek legal action to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to allow them to vote in the November 7, elections.
According to them, their ability to vote in spite of the passage of the Representative of the People’s Amendment Act in February 2006 amounts to discrimination.
The Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Alliance Movement in New York in the United States of America, Kofi Koranteng revealed this to Adom News on Friday.
He indicated that incessant promises by successive governments to implement the Act (ROPAL) have not been fulfilled, hence their decision to seek legal redress.
“Our remittances contribute significantly to the growth of Ghana’s economy; therefore, it will be unfair for the EC to prevent us from exercising our franchise” he stressed.
Mr. Koranteng noted that the EC’s decision to blame the lack of the implementation of ROPAL on funds cannot be true since President Mahama in his interaction with the Ghanaian community in Worcester, Massachusetts said: “government will provide funds for the exercise if the EC decide on the implementation”.
He stated emphatically that they will move heaven on earth to ensure they participate in the crucial elections this year.