As the country gets closer to the 2024 general elections, the National Peace Council, in the interest of peaceful coexistence and security of Ghana, urges all political actors, and social commentators to be decorous and circumspect in campaigning for the votes of the people.
Recent reported violent clashes at the premises of the Electoral Commission’s Office in Kasoa in the Central Region and Yendi leaves much to be desired.
As the Institution mandated by the Act 818, 2011 to, among other things, “promote understanding of the values of diversity, trust, tolerance, confidence building, negotiation, mediation, dialogue and reconciliation,” we call on all Political Parties, especially the NDC and the NPP to maintain a high sense of circumspection and restraint as they mount their political platforms. We continue to urge all political parties, presidential and parliamentary candidates to engage in issue-based campaigning as they market their messages to the nation and avoid invectives that appear to radicalize their members into violent extremism.
We would like to encourage the security agencies to act swiftly and professionally in dealing with any infractions of the law to ensure that all Political Parties, groups and individuals keep the peace and unity of the nation. We further urge all Political Parties, groups and individuals to desist from any
action that will disturb the peace and unity of the country.
Finally, the National Peace Council, commends the Electoral Commission for withdrawing their letter dated June 2, 2024, that sought to restrain political party agents from observing the monitoring of the Transfer of Voters’ Exercises across the country. The gesture must be reciprocated with peaceful conduct by the political party agents assigned to observe the exercise. The Peace Council also urges all actors to take the opportunity that IPAC provides for continuous dialogue to address any outstanding differences.
Let us all do things that will enhance the peace and unity of our country.
Rev Dr Ernest Adu – Gyamfi

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