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.

The opposition National Democratic Congress seems increasingly caught between a rock and a hard place as it prepares to make a desperate stand to fight for power in the 2020 general election.

The communications director of the New Patriotic Party, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, has described as unfortunate attempts by the opposition National Democratic Congress to put a political spin on the ongoing tussle between the Auditor General and the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO).