The Deputy General Secretary for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nii Laryea Squire has called on the Ghanaians to come out massively to vote YES in the District Level Elections in the upcoming referendum.
According to him, the voting which is slated for December 17, would help enhance and strengthen the decentralization process of governance in the country.
He, however, urged citizens to massively vote “YES” for political parties to participate in the election of MMDCEs in their various constituencies to help strengthen democracy in the country”.
“Come December 2019, the Electoral Commission (EC) would conduct the district level elections and this would require citizens to vote for their Unit Committee Chairs, Assembly members as well as Vote “Yes” or “No” to support or not to support, the participation of political parties in the election of MMDCEs.” Nii Laryea Squire said an interview.
He added that “40 percent out of the total registered voters must turn out to vote, and out of the 40 per cent, 75 per cent must vote in favour of the referendum to enable political parties to participate fully in the District Level Elections. The active participation of citizens in the referendum would enable Parliament to amend the sections in the constitution that gives the President the ultimate power to appoint MMDCEs.”
“MMDCEs have a closer functional relationship with the people and, therefore, citizens must be given the chance to elect their MMDCEs,” he opined.
He lastly urged Ghanaians to help share the information and encourage everyone to come out and vote during the referendum.