NDC and NPP Sign Roadmap and Code of Conduct to Eradicate Politically Violent Vigilante Activities Ahead of the 2020 Elections

The two main political parties, the NDC and NPP have signed the final Roadmap and Code of Conduct designed to end political vigilantism in the country.

The National Peace Council (NPC) facilitated dialogue was supported by the Government of Ghana, the UNDP, the CDD, the IDEG, WANEP, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, the Christian Council, the Office of the National Chief Imam, Ghana Pentecostal Council etc.

At the presentation of the final document and signing ceremony for the NDC and NPP on February 4, 2020, the NDC failed to sign for some stated reasons. The NPP however signed without any reservation. The General Secretary of the NPP, Hon. John Boadu signed on behalf of the party whiles, Most Rev. Prof. Asante signed on behalf of the NPC.

Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante and Hon. John Boadu signing the Roadmap and Code of Conduct.

 

Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante presenting the Roadmap and Code of Conduct to Hon. John Boadu.

 

The NPP Team exchanging pleasantries with the Governing Board of the National Peace Council.

After some negotiation, between the NPC and the NDC, a consensus was reached for the NDC to sign the Roadmap and the Code of Conduct.

In a short ceremony held on June 17, 2020, the Chairman of the NDC, Hon. Ofosu Ampofo signed the document on behalf of the party.

 

Mr. George Amoh, Ag. Executive Secretary NPC(right), Hon. Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC(far right) , Mrs. Faith Edison, Public Relations Officer of NPC(far left), and Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of NPC(left) looking on as Hon. Ofosu Ampofo, Chairman of NDC Signs Roadmap and Code of Conduct.

 

Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, Chairman of NPC presenting the Roadmap and Code of Conduct to Hon. Ofosu Ampofo, Chairman of NDC

Hon. Ofosu Ampofo, Chairman of NDC giving his remarks at the signing ceremony in the company of Hon. Asiedu Nketia, General Secretary of NDC(right) and Lawyer Abraham Amaleba, Director of Legal Affairs NDC(left).

This brings to a closure the dialogue facilitated by the NPC and her partners to develop a framework to end violent vigilantism in Ghana.

Source: Public Relations Unit , National Peace Council Ghana.

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