Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman
Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, NDC chairman

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for a broader national consensus on the amendment of Article 55(3) of the constitution.

In a statement signed by NDC’s National Chairman, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, the party said it had constituted a team to engage with the government on the subject at government’s earliest convenience.

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“Mr President, we have taken this initiative to put forward these suggestions regardless of your unfortunate characterisation of the NDC’s position as a U-turn when government’s own decision to abort the referendum in favour of broader consultation amounts to same,” the statement said.

 It added: “It is also critical for us to seek a consensus on how we can prevent extreme partisan polarisation of our politics at the national level from seeping into our local government system.”

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Read full statement below: