NPP Government Creation of new regions may be hindered- Deputy Chair, EC

According to Sulley Amadu, it will become difficult to accomplish due to the required voter turnout in the referendum.

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The Deputy Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Operations, Amadu Sulley, has said increasing the number of Ghana’s regions as suggested by the New Patriotic Party government (NPP) will be an arduous task.

According to him, it will become difficult to accomplish due to the required voter turnout in the referendum.

In his view, he  antedates a key challenge in the sense that the 69.2 percent voter turnout recorded during the 2016 general elections was rather low.

play Mr. Sulley Amadu

 

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He explained that, “If you want to go into that, there is the need for a referendum. Now it’s around 69.2, and if I look back on our elections, there was a time that we even recorded 29 per cent and 54 per cent… So let us think seriously about that. Voter turnout is key and civil society must help."

play President Nana Addo

 

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He noted with concern that more than 50 per cent of the voting population is needed to turn up at the referendum, out of which over 80 per cent must vote their approval.
 

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