44 Ghanaians died in car crashes during elections

44 Ghanaians died in car crashes during elections

- The Road Safety Authority says 44 persons died in a car crash during the elections

- Director of planning wants steps taken to address the matter

- UN wants and investigation into recent shooting at Techiman

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The National Road Safety Authority says 44 Ghanaians got killed through road traffic accidents during the 2020 electioneering season.

The 2016 elections recorded this same figure. The only difference is that this time, road crashes resulting from electioneering activities spiked by 55 percent.

“This development is very worrying. We must endeavor to ensure that elections are devoid of road accidents in the country,” director of planning and programs from the Authority, David Osafo Addonteng revealed in an interview with Joy News.

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44 Ghanaians died in car crashes during elections

44 Ghanaians died in car crashes during elections
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Meanwhile, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas is calling on authorities in Ghana to investigate and hold accountable personnel of the security agencies who shot and killed some persons during the elections held earlier this week.

Nana Addo tasked to investigate shoot and kill incident at Techiman

In a statement released by his office, he also called on the two main political parties, NPP and NDC to respect the peace Pact they signed prior to the elections.

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Meanwhile, Paramount Chief of the Techiman Traditional Area in the Bono East Region, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw, has condemned the shooting incident that led to the death of two people in the area during the just ended elections.

He observed under no circumstance should innocent citizens be shot-dead in the manner it occurred in Techiman.

Also, the Presiding Bishop has condemned the shooting incident at Techiman that led to the death of two party supporters during the elections. He’s called for investigations into the matter.

“We, therefore, condemn the use of fire arms on unarmed civilians and we ask that proper investigations be conducted in the deaths of the people who wanted to protect their votes, because, democracy is not a war,” he stated.
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Election results declared by the Returning Officer to the President – Jean Mensa – confirms that John Mahama was unable to garner 50 plus one votes. The results show that John Mahama polled 6,214,889 while Nana Addo polled 6,730,413 votes.

The opposition NDC has fiercely rejected the results of the election. John Mahama has described it as flawed and rigged. Party supporters have also picketed at the headquarters of the Electoral Commission on various occasions against the results.

READ ALSO: Western Region: Policeman dies from his own gun bullets

Meanwhile, political scientists at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana argue that forming a parallel government is unconstitutional. Such acts can even trigger treasonable offences

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