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07-Jan-2016  
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Presidential Candidate of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Mr. Kofi Akpaloo says the Article 94, Section 2 (a) of the 1992 Constitution which prevents Ghanaians with dual citizenship from qualifying to contest as a Member of Parliament will be abolished when he is elected as President of Ghana.

According to him, his government will pave way for Ghanaian Diasporas to contest for public offices in order to encourage them to come on board and help develop the country.

He emphasized that Ghana now needs every Ghanaian more than ever, stressing that if Barrack Obama is the sitting President of United States of America and Rt. Hon. Lord Paul Yaw Boateng could become a successful MP in British parliament as well as held 2 ministerial positions, then it is time to take a second look of the 1992 Constitution and make amends as soon as possible.

In the statement copied to peacefmonline.com, he stated that “if Ghanaian footballers with dual citizenship can play for our national teams, then likewise other professionals with intellectual ingenuity should be allowed to go into our public services. We need every Ghanaian to develop and transform Ghana”.


Below Is A Copy Of IPP Presidential Candidate Statement:


IPP government will ABOLISH the law that prevent Ghanaians with dual-citizenship to qualify and contest as MP’s in Ghana.

The Article 94 Section 2A of the Constitution is retrogressive and retards Ghana’s economic development it must be abolished with immediate effect if we are serious to become economic super power on the continent.

If Barrack Obama is the sitting president of United States of America, then we should take a second look of our constitution and make amends as soon as possible to encourage our brothers and sisters in the diaspora to come on board and help develop our nation, now we need every Ghanaian more than ever.

If rt. Hon Lord Paul Yaw Boateng could become a successful MP in British parliament, held 2 Ministerial positions, became a cabinet Chief Secretary to the Treasury and UK High Commissioner to South Africa, we should rethink and incorporate best brains in the public sector to see the needed transformation.

If Ghanaian footballers with dual citizenship can play for our national teams, then likewise other professionals with intellectual ingenuity should be allowed to go into our public services. We need every Ghanaian to develop and transform Ghana.

IPP Government will repeal Article 94 Section 2A of the constitution to allow Ghanaians with dual citizenship to be eligible to contest as MP’s, hold ministerial positions and work in the public service.

Kofi Akpaloo
IPP Presidential Candidate
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Source: Daniel Adu Darko/Peacefmonline.com.gh/E-mail: [email protected]
 
 

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