Politics of Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, expressing his excitement over the cancellation of the referendum, has advised the president on the next step to take.
Speaking in an interview on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, he said the president’s claim of a ‘lack of national consensus’ was due to poor education on the referendum.
“I am happy that the person who introduced the ‘Yes’ has aborted his ‘Yes’, because the education on the referendum didn’t go well,” he said.
The social commentator, advised the government to manage its message well, and educate the people for them to buy into their message.
“My advice to both parties (New Patriotic Party and NDC) is that manage your message well, let people buy into your message, you need to go down there and be at the same level with the majority of the people. Educate the people at the grassroots,” he said.
“I tell people that ‘Yes’ would have won but they won’t get the 75% majority because there was going to be voter apathy,” he said.