10 Reasons Why The NDC Wants You To Vote ‘No’

The December 17 referendum is not about whether or not Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) should be elected. Rather, it is about allowing political parties to sponsor candidates in unit committee, assembly member and MMDCE elections.

Thus, simply put, A ‘Yes’ vote is for partisanship in our local government system and a ‘No’ vote is for a United Ghana at the local government level.


1. Vote NO to avoid the needless political divisiveness and rancour at
the local level, and rather promote unity and cohesion at the local
government level.

2. Vote NO to deepen stakeholder consultations and consensus-building
for development at the local government level. This is what propels the
development of local communities, not political grandstanding.

3. Vote NO for a less expensive and a less monetized election system
at the local government level. Local politics must not be the preserve
of the highest bidder and those with moneybags.

4. Vote NO to encourage competent Ghanaians who don’t want to be
tagged with partisanship to participate in governance at the local

5. Vote NO to avoid the party whip system and protect the
independence of Assembly and unit committee members in decision-making
at the local government level.

6. Vote NO to ensure the continuity of developmental projects at the
local government level in the supreme interest of the community. The
phenomenon of abandoned projects will only get worse if a YES vote is

7. Vote NO to deepen accountability of Assembly and unit committee members as well as elected MMDCEs to the people at the local government level.

8. Vote NO to avoid an expensive and exclusionary political primaries
system which will produce mainly the affluent, the educated etc. as
assembly members and unit committee members.

9. Vote NO to avoid inimical partisan acrimony which sometimes
prolongs even after elections, and ensure civility and decorum in local
government elections.

10. Vote NO for community-interest decisions and not parochial
partisan decisions at the local government level. Long before parties
were formed, communities existed and governed themselves.

CONCLUSION: Enough of the extreme partisanship that ails Ghana’s development at the national level. Vote ‘NO’ to protect Ghana’s local government system from destruction.

Source: NDC Communication

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