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.
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.”
Mr Mubarak has, therefore, resolved “to uphold the party’s position for a ‘NO’ vote on the matter.”
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.
Parliament House, Accra.
November 19, 2019.