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JUST IN: December 17 Referendum Cancelled By Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo has directed a cancellation of the December 17 referendum which was to enable Ghanaians decide whether to introduce partisanship into the country’s district level elections.

“It is with deep regrets that I’ve given instructions to the minister for local government and rural development …to abort the process,” Nana Akufo-Addo announced in a televised stataement on December 1.

The Minister is accordingly to “see to the withdrawal” of the two bills that sought to amend Article 243(1) and Article 55(3) of the constitution from parliament.