The Electoral Commission (EC) has announced the cancellation of the 17 December 2019 referendum.
The EC had scheduled the referendum to be held alongside the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections.
President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the cancellation of the referendum on Sunday, 1 December 2019, citing a lack of consensus less than three weeks before the polls.
In a statement released and signed by the Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Jean Mensa on Monday, 9 December 2019, the EC said: “Following the notification from the Speaker of Parliament on the withdrawal of two bills, namely; Constitutional amendment Bill 2018, which sought to amend Article 55 (3) of the Constitution and Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2019, which sought to amend Article 243 (1) of the Constitution by the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice on the authority of President Nana Akufo-Addo, and by leave of the House, the Electoral Commission wishes to announce for the information of the general public that the referendum to amend Article 55 clause 3 of the 1992 Constitution has been cancelled.”
The EC, however, reminded the public that the “District Assembly and Unit Committee elections will take place on Tuesday, 17 December 2019” and urged all eligible voters to go to their “respective polling stations from 7 am to 5 pm to cast their votes.”
Below is the statement from the Ec….