Ghanaians have been charged to desist from being influenced by politicians when deciding on issues of National interest.
Administrator of the Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) Mr. Andrews Bediako said this when speaking in an interview on Dinpa anopa bosuo on Monday December 2.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, called off the holding of the Referendum of 17th December, 2019, citing the lack of a broad, national consensus amongst key stakeholders and the populace.
President Akufo-Addo thus instructed the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. 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).
Addressing the nation on Sunday 1st December, the President indicated the attainment of a broad consensus for him, on a matter as important as the amendment of an entrenched provision of the Constitution is critical.
But Mr. Bediako believes that the President decision was wise and necessary.
He said, the President and the Local Government Ministry actually did all the necessary consultation on the referendum and he sees no reason why people would campaign for NO votes.
He said:”There was a consultation with NALAG ,IDEG, CDD and other civil society organizations on the matter”.
“Even I am aware that NDC MPs moved the motion for the proposals of the election of MMDCEs on partisan basis on the floor of Parliament, why then the sudden U-Turn?, he quizzed.
He explained that, people took the decision to vote NO not because they wished so but their parties want them to.
“I’ve realised that there are people who think about the interest of their political parties first before Ghana which shouldn’t be so”, he added.
Mr. Bediako charged Ghanaians to put the interest of the nation first rather than allowing themselves to be be manipulated by politicians.
By: Akua Nyarko Abronoma/Dinpafm.com