Mahama condemns political violence ahead of Nov 7 elections

Mahama condemns political violence ahead of Nov 7 elections

President John Mahama has charged Ghana's clergy to “cut politicians down to size” whenever they flaunt on the morality of politics in Ghana especially as the November 7 elections draws near.

Mahama condemns political violence ahead of Nov 7 elections

Addressing a breakfast meeting with the Cape Coast Council of Churches in the Central Region as part of his Accounting to the People's tour, President Mahama bemoaned what he described as he travesty of Ghanaian politics in recent times stating that as leader of Ghana, he would do all in his power to ensure that peace prevails before, during and after the November 7 general elections.

“If there will be any violence in the elections coming up, then it will not come from me. I will never ever encourage violence and I will do everything possible as president and commander-in-chief to make sure that we protect the safety of this country,” he stated.

The comments by President Mahama follows concern over the heated political climate of Ghana ahead of the much anticipated general elections as major political parties are harnessing all means possible to woo voters - a political move which has not only seen pockets of intra-party violence but also a heightened political tension in the country.

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