Politics of Mon, 9 Jan 201713
Amend constitution: PPP to Akufo-Addo
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has congratulated President Nana Akufo-Addo for his elevation to the highest office of the land with a call on him to stick to his promise of amending portions of the 1992 constitution to allow Ghanaians elect their own metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives.
The founder and leader of the PPP, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, in a Facebook post said the party would support efforts by the new administration for change but was quick to add that the PPP would not hesitate to criticise the government when need be.
“On behalf of the Progressive People's Party, I wish to congratulate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and welcome him as the President of the Republic of Ghana. We are encouraged by his stated commitment to change, particularly the pledge to amend the 1992 Constitution to give power back to the people to elect their own MMDCEs along with the necessary resources. We stand for change and will positively support all efforts to make it happen in a way that our people can feel and be happy about,” Dr Nduom posted.
“Hope is needed by our people and our party will continue to act in a manner to ring that bell and along with it the promise that tomorrow will be a better day. We wish President Akufo-Addo well and at the same time make it clear that we will also speak out on behalf of the people when expectations are not met or when a better road, less treacherous, is needed.”
Mr Akufo-Addo began his official work as president on Monday January 9 after his inauguration on Saturday January 7.