National Peace Council Fears Media Could Spark Civil War In 2016 Elections

National Peace Council Fears Media Could Spark Civil War In 2016 Elections

Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante has warned that the Ghanaian media has the highest potential of plunging the nation into a civil war come the 2016 elections should professional reportage by various media houses be done away with.

The comments by the Chairman follows a string of warning from security experts who predict the heated political atmosphere in Ghana over the past years - especially between the two main political parties (NPP and NDC) - has the greatest potential of  plunging the nation into a civil war. In fact, leading member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Arthur Kennedy has in an earlier statement warned of the consistent outburst of violence within political parties in the country.

Security Analyst at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, Dr. Emmanuel Kwesi Aning has also predicted that the year 2016 would be fraught with wars and violence considering the high stakes in the presidential and parliamentary elections.

Ghana has been praised for the conduct of peaceful elections since the start of its fourth republic in 1992 - a worldwide acclaim which is bound to change should the upcoming general elections of 2016 turn bloody and chaotic.

 

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