- The CPP has declined committing to a peaceful general elections citing issues with the voters' register
- The Peace Council has condemned the position of the party, describing it as 'unfortunate'
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) says it would not commit to ensuring peaceful elections come November 7, citing issues with the voters’ register as the basis.
The Party’s National Youth Organiser, Ernesto Yeboah, has argued that the voters’ register is “fraudulent” and cannot be used to conduct the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections thus refusing to be part of a campaign put together by a non-governmental organisation, Youth Icons, to get the various political parties in the country to champion peace among their youth towards an incident-free elections.
“I am just here, supposed to come and pledge beautifully towards a peaceful election 2016 but I am sorry that I am not able to do that, I decline,” Enersto Yeboah insisted.
Meanwhile, chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, described the comments by the national youth organizer of the CPP as unfortunate.
“I consider that to be very unfortunate… I think our pledging peace is not saying let us overlook the weaknesses,” he stated.
However, both the Peoples National Convention and the National Democratic Congress which were present at the event, pledged their commitment to support the organisation in engaging youth across the country in a peace talk before, during and after the polls.