The Accra Peace Accord will be remembered as the one of the hallmarks to Ghana's deepening democracy ahead of the December 7 elections.
The accord, which saw presidential candidates of all the political parties at the Movempick Ambassadors hotel, sign a code of conduct for peace before during and after the December 7 elections has been adorned with fierce and historic statements by the presidential candidates.
1. Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo of the (NPP) during his presentation charged government to "move beyond the peace rhetoric" ahead of the elections.
2. President Mahama on his part remarked that "I have more to lose if Ghana falls" - an expression which clearly tells how the president is bent on ensuring a peaceful elections.
3. Presidential candidate for the People's National Congress (PNC) in also in his address revealed; “I conceded to ex-president Rawlings in 1996, in spite of the stolen verdict. Again in 2000, I was a candidate and was the first to concede and endorse ex-president John Agyekum Kufour for the second round."
4. Also, the independent candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah (J.O.Y) revealed that he would "I’d wish all seven of us get killed for Ghana than vice versa"
The Electoral Commission required of the contesting candidates to sign a peace declaration, ahead of the elections.
With the exception of PPP’s Flagbearer Papa Kwesi Nduom who was represented by his Vice Presidential candidate Bridgitte Dzogbenuku, all other Presidential aspirants signed the peace deal.
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