“We urge the government and the opposition, as well as other sociopolitical groups in the country to dialogue to achieve consensus on the process of drafting a new Constitution,” Kodjo said during a meeting with the media.
She insisted on the need for all political parties to peacefully participate in the referendum and sensitize voters on the content and process so that they can make a clear choice.
However, Kodjo expressed reservations over the proposal by Cote d’Ivoire leadership to create the position of vice-president and the senate, arguing that the two institutions were “expensive.”
A referendum will be organized between September and October to allow Cote d’Ivoire citizens vote in support or against the proposed Constitution.
The referendum will be followed by local elections which will come before the November legislative elections.
Cote d’Ivoire’s opposition has rejected the new Constitution that was proposed by President Alassane Ouattara. Enditem
Source: Xinhua/News Ghana