Ras Mubarak
Ras Mubarak

National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament (MP) for Kumbungu has made a u-turn on his decision to back the ‘YES’ campaign in the December 17, Referendum.

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It follows a meeting with the Minority leadership that advised him not to deviate from the party’s position.

The Kumbungu MP, who earlier said the arguments against the amendment of Article 55/3 of the Constitution were weak and unacceptable, now says his position “must be subsumed under the broader interest of the party.”

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Mr Mubarak has, therefore, resolved “to uphold the party’s position for a ‘NO’ vote on the matter.”

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Read full statement below:

Upon a sober reflection and advice from very distinguished senior party members, especially the Parliamentary leadership, I have come to the conclusion that it is improper to deviate from my party’s official position for a NO vote in the upcoming referendum on article 55(3) of constitution.

I recognize that the my personal position must be subsumed under the broader interest of the party.

I have therefore decided to uphold the party’s position for a NO vote on the matter.

Signed:
Ras Mubarak.
Parliament House, Accra.
November 19, 2019.