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General News of Tuesday, 3 December 2019


Prof. Gyampo bounces back, wades into referendum brouhaha

Embattled senior political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has shared his thoughts on the debate surrounding the participation or non- participation of political parties in local level elections.

Taking to his Facebook page, he sought to educate Ghanaians on the merits and demerits of having political party participation in local level elections.

His post follows the cancellation of the December 17 referendum by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, 1 December 2019, called off the referendum citing the lack of a broad national consensus among key stakeholders and the populace.

Mr Akufo-Addo, thus, instructed the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama, who is spearheading the process, on behalf of government, to abort the process, and see to the withdrawal of the bills for the amendment of the Constitution, both in respect of Article 243(1) and Article 55(3).

Read his post below