National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Freddie Blay
National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay

The National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has pledged support for calls on greater consensus on the December National Referendum.

According to Mr Freddie Blay, there had been several stakeholder engagements on the referendum which made him confident a consensus had been achieved on the referendum.

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“I support the call for the referendum to be halted for greater consensus though I am for a ‘Yes’ vote because I have no other choice and it is impossible to achieve a successful referendum because we need a vivid consensus,” he explained.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show Wednesday, Chairman Blay said the referendum on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executive election is to serve the interest of Ghanaians.

“People are telling us to make haste slowly but I believe the president is a listening person and will listen to people to maybe reconsider the calls for the referendum to be suspended but that rests with his Cabinet,” he said.

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More pressure is being mounted on the government to halt plans to hold the December 17 referendum.

The National House of Chiefs and opposition National Democratic Congress among other pressure groups are campaigning for the electorate to vote ‘No’ at the polls scheduled for December.