The latest to add his voice to the postponement of the December 17th Referendum is the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyapong.
Hon Agyapong, who fears the turnout will be low and the government will fail to obtain its need percentage has warned President Akufo-Addo to persuade the Electoral Commission (EC) to postpone the date for the referendum.
Reports suggest that education on the referendum is at all-time low leading to fears that there will be low turnout during the polls that will be held on December 17, 2019.
It is also feared that the government which has been the main advocate for a YES vote will not gain the 75% needed for amendment of the Constitution.
Speaking on the referendum on Net 2 TV, Kennedy Agyapong proposed that the referendum be postponed.
The reason, he said, is to allow people to be well informed about the polls so they can vote YES.
“If they will listen to me, they should postpone the referendum to February so that we can have enough education on it…people don’t tend to take local level elections seriously, so we should insulate the referendum from the local level elections”, he said.
He further proposed that there was a need to decouple the referendum from the local level elections as according to him, Ghanaians don’t take local level elections seriously.
“When we start campaigning and educating people on it very well, we will get more than the 40% turn ou”, he added.