- President Akufo-Addo pledges a peaceful elections in December 2020
- NDC flagbearer, John Mahama warns of a possible chaos
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that he will ensure the December 7 polls will be free and fair.
According to him, he owes it a duty to ensure the upcoming elections is conducted in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.
“Ghana is today a beacon of democracy on the African Continent and this year I am determined to do whatever I can to consolidate that reputation as a country of peace and stability where elections are held in good atmosphere and results are easily acceptable by all and sundry, winners and losers alike".
He made the pledge when some traditional council members of Ziavi in the Volta Region paid a call on him at the Jubilee House.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama is also calling on the Electoral Commission to rescind their decision to compile a new voters’ register.
He argued that the country does not have enough time to compile the new register.
“If you look at the amount of time left and the fact that they are now going to bring in new machines and start writing names for a new register and then train people to man the machines, we are saying the time left is too short,” Mr Mahama said.
He followed up with a warning that if chaos should occur on election day, the EC must be prepared to take the blame.
“If they say they won’t listen and they will go ahead with their new register plans and chaos happens, they should own up and accept responsibility,” he noted.
Civil society groups and some political parties have all called on the EC to forget about compiling a new register.
A meeting between the Electoral Commission and political parties ended inconclusively.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that founder of policy think tank, Imani Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has praised the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the work they have done to strengthen the Ghana economy.
According to Mr. Cudjoe, the NPP has done more on the economy than they highlighted. His assertion follows the NPP’s Town Hall Meeting and Results Fair which took place in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
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