-Former president Mahama has preached peace in the run-up to the 2017 presidential elections.
- President Mahama has stated that there is no need to shed blood in the run-up to the Kenyan presidential elections
- President Mahama is leading a 15 member observer mission from Commonwealth States to monitor the Kenyan elections
Ghana's immediate former president, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, has sought to cool down tensions in Kenya prior to the coming Presidential elections.
Former president John Mahama has vehemently stated that there is no need for bloodshed in the hotly contested 2017 presidential elections in Kenya. According to Ghana's former president, he is sure that Kenyans can overcome their challenges and ensure a peaceful national election process.
Speaking on Capital FM, a popular Kenyan radio station, former president John Mahama expressed that he saw no need for bloodshed, and that he is sure that Kenyans would provide a peace election process.
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“My message to the leaders is that you are seeking to serve the people. If you are seeking to serve you don’t need to be violent to serve somebody.
"Kenya is bigger than any politician. The Kenyan people must prevail. It’s a very important election for Kenya." Said president Mahama.
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Incumbent Kenyan President, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, and his longtime political rival, Mr. Raila Odinga, have had semilar hotly contested elections. The most recent of which was in 2013, although that election was mostly peaceful.
This year's coming Kenyan election has already been tainted with mysterious deaths, with a staff member of the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Mr. Chris Msando, having been found dead with missing body parts. Certain reports have it that Mr. Msando was tortured prior to his death.
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