The leadership of parliament is preparing to meet the Electoral Commission to negotiate for a convenient date for the biometric registration exercise to ensure that Members of Parliament are not disenfranchised.
The Electoral Commission has hinted the exercise may come off on 20th March 2012. Incidentally, the House will rise on the same day so the MPs fear they may not be able to actively participate in the exercise as well as getting people, especially their supporters, to get registered.
Joy News’ parliamentary correspondent Sammy Darko reports that the MPs are lobbying to either get the House to rise on the 16th of March or convince the EC to delay the exercise for about a week.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the House is set to engage with the electoral body to know the exact date for the registration exercise to enable it take a firm decision.