National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu has reversed his earlier decision to back the ‘YES’ campaign on December 17, Referendum.
Ras Mubarak broke ranks with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the participation of political parties in local level polls.
According to him, it will be hypocritical for anyone to suggest that political parties are not already involved in the local level elections.
The NDC is canvassing for a ‘No’ vote in the upcoming referendum on whether political parties should be allowed to openly participate in the election of assemblymen and women.
The party says such a move will further divide Ghanaians along party lines.
But the Kumbungu MP, who earlier said the arguments against the amendment of Article 55/3 of the Constitution were weak and unacceptable, now says his position “must be subsumed under the broader interest of the party.”
Mr. Mubarak has, therefore, resolved “to uphold the party’s position for a ‘NO’ vote on the matter.”
Read the full statement below:
Upon a sober reflection and advice from very distinguished senior party members, especially the Parliamentary leadership, I have come to the conclusion that it is improper to deviate from my party’s official position for a NO vote in the upcoming referendum on Article 55(3) of the constitution.
I recognize that my personal position must be subsumed under the broader interest of the party.
I have therefore decided to uphold the party’s position for a NO vote on the matter.
Parliament House, Accra.
November 19, 2019.