Since the list of the new constituencies came out,various groups and individuals have raised concerns on how the whole process went on and how it is going to affect them. Latest on this, is a group called Concern Citizens of Tamale South Constituency (CCTSC).
Over the weekend,this Tamale based group expressed dissatisfaction with the Electoral Commission over its annulment of a proposed Tamale West Constituency.
Their President,Mr.Mohammed Alhassan explained in a press conference that the EC had earlier proposed the Tamale West Constituency to be carved out of the Tamale South, which they noted was too large.
In the wake of this the group has threatened that the constituency would not participate in the up-coming elections if the EC fails to give the area a constituency.
“The teeming youth are ready to ensure that Tamale South is served well,he said, adding that members would follow up their demand with series of street protests.”
Giving the statistics out,Mr.Alhassan confirm that the constituency’s 25 electoral areas has 96 polling stations and a provisional voter’s register of 91,207.
He continued that records showed that Tamale South registered 60.493 in the 2004 parliamentary elections and 78,168 voters in 2008. Mr Alhassan noted that people were happy about plans to carve out a new constituency because Tamale South is too large and among the top 20 constituencies hit by political activities.
He added that the people of the constituency were initially excited when they saw a proposed list of constituencies that were to be created in Tamale. he said.