President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a brief address to the nation on Sunday, December 1, 2019, cancelled the controversial December 17 countrywide referendum which was meant to come to a decision on an amendment of Write-up 55 (3) of the Structure to empower political get-togethers to sponsor candidates for neighborhood level elections.
The team, in a press statement signed by its chief crusader, Emmanuel Wilson Jnr. expressed gratitude to the government for listening to their ask for for the cancellation of the referendum.
They explained the action as “welcome news”.
“We make reference to our need to the govt of Ghana as contained in a push assertion which had the heading: ’17th December 2019 REFERENDUM is a complete waste of the Tax Payers Revenue and have to be Cancelled”, and do state that the decision by the government of Ghana, as communicated through the President, H.E Akufo-Addo on the 1st of December 2019 to cancel the referendum, is welcome information.”
We commend the authorities for listening to the calls for of CAC Ghana, as we have generally held the situation that the would-have-been result of the now cancelled referendum is presently captured in the report of the Constitutional Evaluate Commission, and as these kinds of, conducting a referendum would have only amounted to a misuse of the tax payers’ money”.