Including all in referendum is unconstitutional – Dr. Obed Asamoah


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By Ebenezer Sowah, GNA

Likpe (V/R), Oct. 26, GNA – Dr. Obed Yao
Asamoah, a former Attorney General has said calls by some members of the
public, especially in Volta Region to involve all in the referendum for the
proposed Oti Region was unconstitutional.

He said agitations by persons outside Oti
Region to be included in the referendum to determine the wishes of the people
in the affected areas w

By Ebenezer Sowah, GNA

Likpe (V/R), Oct. 26, GNA – Dr. Obed Yao
Asamoah, a former Attorney General has said calls by some members of the
public, especially in Volta Region to involve all in the referendum for the
proposed Oti Region was unconstitutional.

He said agitations by persons outside Oti
Region to be included in the referendum to determine the wishes of the people
in the affected areas was grossly misconceived because the 1992 constitution
did not support their calls.

Dr. Asamoah who was briefing the media at
Likpe said the framers of the constitution were emphatic that referendum should
be held after a petition had been presented to the President by the people
seeking a new Region, which people within the Oti enclave did.

He said his support for the creation of Oti
Region was not for personal gains but for posterity and development of the
northern part of the Region.

“Administrative regions and districts are
created to foster development and bring government closer to the people and
that is the objective of creating Oti Region” Dr. Asamoah.

He called on citizens of Santrofi, Akpafu,
Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) to envisage benefits from associating themselves with
Oti Region and support the referendum “massively”.

“We
wish to assure government that there is a silent majority that will manifest
its support for the creation of the Oti Region at the referendum, the strident
opposition often accompanied with threats of disorder is only intended to
weaken the resolve of government to stay the course” Dr. Asamoah said.

GNA


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