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2 March 2018 | Press Release

Re: Danquah Institute Demands End To Constituency Polls

Danquah Institute
Mr. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko
Mr. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko

Our attention has been drawn to a publication on the above topic on 01/03/18 by Melvin Tarlue, a reporter for the Daily Guide newspaper and also found on other online portals. The reporter whilst reporting the press conference organized by the Institute on 28th February, 2018 on the premises of the Institute to herald activities marking its 10th year anniversary, suggested in his title that, “Danquah Institute Demands End to Constituency Polls.”

Also, in the first paragraph of the publication, the reporter said, “The Danquah Institute (DI) has urged a rethink of intra-party elections in Ghana. According to DI, a lot of time which could have been used to focus on national development and elections at the general level, was being wasted on political parties’ constituencies elections.

Although, Mr. Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the Founding Executive Director of the Institute, did proffer that suggestion at the event, the leadership of the Institute would like to state that his view does not represent that of the Institute. He made that observation in his personal capacity and must be seen as such. Even on that same program, I held a contrary opinion; however, the Institute is of the belief that the issues raised are important and merit national discussion so as to further deepen our democracy.

Dr. Kingsley Nyarko
(Executive Director)