Politics Thu, 12 Dec 2019

NDC writes to President Akufo-Addo on botched referendum

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has written to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo requesting fresh talks on the constitutional provision that bars political parties in local level elections.

Article 55(3) of the 1992 constitution debars political parties from sponsoring candidates in local level elections.

The provision in Article 55(3) was the subject of a referendum on December 17, 2019 but following what President Akufo-Addo said was a lack of a national consensus ahead of the referendum, he called off the process and cited the NDC's failure to engage.

In a 4-page letter written by the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to the President, he explained that the NDC has constituted a team to engage with government on the way forward.

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Source: Graphic.com.gh
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