It seems the National Electoral Commission (NEC) and the Constitutional Review Commission are in disagreement over when a referendum should hold to amend certain sections of the 1991 constitution.
In April, the review commission told journalists that the referendum would take place alongside the presidential and legislative elections this year.
However, the chief electoral commissioner, Christiana Thorpe stopped short of giving a definite reply on whether or not her commission would organize a referendum on 11 August.
“NEC has not been approached by government to make preparations for such a referendum” she said, adding that as far as her commission was aware, the Constitutional Review Commission was still reviewing the constitution and that there were various other stages to be completed before the process could be voted on.
DR Thorpe said it was the responsibility of her commission to hold a referendum.
In what appears to be an about-turn, the chairman of the constitutional review commission denied ever saying that the referendum would be held alongside the coming elections. He was speaking to Awoko.