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Prez. Akufo-Addo addresses Ghanaians on Dec. 17 referendum

By Mutala Yakubu
President Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo is addressing the nation on the upcoming December 17 Referendum.

This comes barely a week after the Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Hadzide, hinted that the President will take a final decision on the impending referendum soon.

The December 17 Referendum seeks to amend Article 55(3) of the 1992 Constitution to enable Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and unit committee members to be elected along political party lines.

The provision can only be amended through a Referendum which per Article 290(4) of the 1992 constitution, can be approved when at least 40% of persons entitled to vote, vote at the Referendum and at least 75% of the persons who vote cast their ballot, vote in favour of passing the bill.