The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has expressed worry over the president’s termination of Tuesday December 17, 2019 referendum which it attributed to politicisation of issues within the public space.
It explained that the situation could send the nation backwards if such a laudable exercise has backtracked and urged the president to renege on his decision to put it on hold.
Devine Nkrumah, the National Youth Coordinator for the PPP, Divine Nkrumah, expressed the party’s disappointment in President Nana Akufo-Addo for backtracking on the referendum.
“I am frustrated at the extent to which the politicisation of issues within the public space is sending our country backward because we have aborted a laudable exercise to deepen democratic governance at the district level.
“It is the over-politicisation of issues that has disappointed the party and to say I wouldn’t mind being bagged and shipped out of the country to any destination because the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are making life in the country stressful.
“Ghana is no longer exciting, I want to leave, I wish to be bagged out of the country, the president’s termination of the processes of the referendum at this point in time, makes no sense when it is no secret district level elections are on partisan basis and the president only addressed the NDC and not the citizenry because they were the ones who opposed the exercise hence he should have just written to them instead of a televised programme to announce the cancellation.
“Are we conducting the referendum because of the NDC? Why should everything be reduced to NPP and NDC, and suddenly NDC wanted to act smart as if someone is failing and they wanted to do something right,” Mr Nkrumah fumed.
He appealed to the president to rescind his decision to allow the referendum to be held to deepen democracy and good governance at the local level so as to accelerate growth and development within communities. -adomonline.com