Mr Speaker, I cannot agree more with Hon Papa Owusu- Ankomah, Member for Sekondi, who made the request and ably supported by the Hon Minority Leader.
Mr Speaker, the whole country is waiting to know what actually is going to happen after the Supreme Court decision -- the way forward for the aspirants -- for people who have expressed interest in this election are unknown and so, the request that the EC should appear and brief the House is in order.
It is also true that not many of us have the judgment of the Supreme Court. So, it is therefore, necessary that all efforts must be made to procure the judgment to see the direction of the Supreme Court. We would ask that the Clerk's office should make it possible for us to get copies of the judgment and we would then be in the mood to know what actually we will be putting before the EC when they appear.
Mr Speaker, it is being said that the EC may or want to appear before the House on the 16th of this month. Mr Speaker, I would say that is not acceptable at all. In view of the people's fate undecided now, as early as possible, the Commission must come and brief us.
I agree with the Hon Minority Leader that the Business Committee, which incidentally, will meet tomorrow, must programme them, if possible, for the next day, which is Thursday, for them to appear and tell us the way forward.
We cannot continue as a nation, to be having this kind of experience. So, it is necessary that they are brought here and I agree that Thursday should be the day the Business Committee must programme them to appear and we want this to be on record. Today, we should have been in the constituencies trying to vote but we are here. [Interruption.] Yes, we are here doing national duty; the one that has been suspended is also a national duty. So, if we see the judgment of the Supreme Court, whether it is the fault of the EC or any
other person, then we would be in the position to know what to do.
Mr Speaker, the EC needs to appear before us.