The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has described as ‘shocking’ the stance of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on the upcoming referendum.
The NDC has advocated for a NO vote in the referendum which seeks to determine whether political parties should be allowed to partake in the District Level elections in Ghana.
National Chairman of the NDC addressing the media last week called on their parties and all well meaning Ghanaians to reject this proposal from the government.
The stance of the NDC, John Boadu addressing the media in Accra said came as a ‘shock’ to the NPP and the government as according to him, the NDC had always backed the decision.
He claimed that notable elements within the NDC including the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketia agreed to the proposal, the NPP is surprised the NDC will all of a sudden change their stance.
“If you wait till five weeks to the referendum and call for people to vote against it, then that will be stab in the back…,” he said.
Mr Boadu further debunked the argument by the NDC that political party participation in the local level elections will help entrench the winner takes all system in Ghana.
“There is no inherent advantage for any party but for the Ghanaian people and the quality of leadership and public services they get from their local government. That is why we begun on a platform of a consensus and it cannot be said that this entire Constitutional Reform exercise is to benefit one political party to the exclusion of others. Indeed, it is rather the current status quo which favours one political party or at best the two main political parties to the exclusion of all others,” he added.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | KWAKU NTI