- John Mahama has called out President Akufo-Addo to ensure peace in the 2020 polls
- The former president in a New Year message also asked Ghanaians to hope and work hard for a better future
- The NDC flagbearer also challenged Akufo-Addo to ensure a violence-free elections
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The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has wished Ghanaians a happy New Year and urged them to keep hope alive in 2020.
The former president in his New Year message also urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure peace and violence-free elections 2020.
He opined, that he will continue to campaign for peace and urged Akufo-Addo to also do and ensure same in the election year.
Making reference to the unfortunate Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency by-election incident, Mr. Mahama challenged Akufo-Addo not to intimate Ghanaians during the December 7, 2020 polls.
“As we go to the polls in 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo has a responsibility to secure the safety of all citizens and must resist the temptation to allow the use of violence to harm and intimidate innocent civilians as we observed last year during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election.”
“On my part, I will continue to work for peace and I urge the President to do the same. As a first step, I suggest he stops shielding the perpetrators of the violence at Ayawaso West Wuogon. He must have them face the appropriate sanctions,” Mr Mahama noted.
John Mahama further charged Ghanaians to be hopeful and work for a better and prosperous Ghana in 2020 and beyond.
He also urged the Electoral Commission to meet the high standards set by previous Electoral Commissions and even better it.
“I do not say it lightly when I say that the 2020 election will be a pivotal event for our country. It is one that will determine the destiny of our nation,” he added.
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