In a few weeks’ time Ghanaians will vote in a referendum to determine whether elections to local government bodies should be on a partisan basis and, frankly, I am perplexed at the way things are turning out for the ballot. One would have thought that the nation would embrace the opportunity to extend our democratic practice through political parties to the grass roots. It comes as a shock to see, read and hear people expressing very negative ideas about this possibility.

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