Disclose amount spent on ‘abortive’ referendum – Okudzeto to government
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has urged the government to disclose to Ghanaians how much money was spent on the December 17 referendum which has been aborted.
The President in a televised address Sunday announced the cancellation of the referendum over what he says is lack of consensus.
“Fellow Ghanaians, it is of deep regret that I have given instructions to the minister for local government and Rural development who will spearhead the process with commendable vigour and dynamism on behalf of the government to abort the process and see to the withdrawal of the bills for the amendment of the constitution both in respect of article 24 (31) and Article 52 (2),” he said.
The NDC had always campaigned on a NO vote and Mr Ablakwa in a Facebook also congratulated the NDC for their position.
“Congratulations to the NDC and the Vote No Coalition. Perhaps those who mock the concept of a people’s manifesto will begin to better appreciate that sacred principle – the government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
“As transparency and accountability demands: can Government now disclose how much it has spent on this abortive referendum thus far; and steps being taken to prevent any more financial loss to the state, especially as we are aware printing of ballot papers and other ancillary expenditures had long commenced,” Mr Ablakwa wrote in a Facebook post.