Kofi Annan calls for 'power sharing' ahead of November polls

Kofi Annan calls for 'power sharing' ahead of November polls

Former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan has argued that a power-sharing democracy in Ghana would give various political parties  the chance to partake of the nation's development process.

During a speech at the Centre for Democratic Development's (CDD) 12th "Kronti ne Akwamu" Lecture on Thursday, Kofi Annan described the ‘winner takes all’ mindset as a problem that hinders democratic governance.

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“The question of ‘first past the post’ is a problem. The winning party need not take it all. They need not lock out the other side and because of that attitude, it becomes a fight to death that once you lose, you are out in the cold. We should be able to share power, we should be able to have a system where members of the other parties will sit on important committees with the influence.” Kofi Annan stated. 

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The statement by Kofi Annan comes in the wake of concerns over Ghana's political system especially as the country prepares for the November 7th elections.

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