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December 17th Referendum: NPP Outlines Reasons For Yes Vote

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged voters to vote YES in the December 17, 2019, national referendum to enable political parties to sponsor candidates for local level elections.

According to the NPP, even though a consensus had been reached by all the political parties including the NDC as well as Civil Society Organizations, faith-based organizations and other key stakeholders on the upcoming referendum, the opposition party has shockingly come out to oppose the YES Vote agenda.

At a press conference in Accra addressed by its General Secretary, John Boadu, the NPP said embracing the amendment to the constitution will bolster Ghana’s democracy.

Below are the NPP's points for Yes Vote:

#A YES vote will strengthen our multi-party democracy consistent with our constitution.

#A YES vote will strengthen our system of decentralization by proving a coordinated and organized political system.

#A YES vote ladies and gentlemen will provide a greater opportunity for citizens of voting age to participate in political activities intended to influence policies at the local government level.

#A YES vote will meet the constitutional mandate imposed on political parties to freely participate in shaping the political will of the people, especially at the local level.

Source: Kofi Atakora/Joydaddymultimedia.com

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