His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has instructed Ghanaians and Politicians to create a harmonious atmosphere in order to allow the electorates to make their decision on 7th December in freedom, peace and security.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called on Ghanaians, politicians and members of Labour organizations to work together to create a peaceful environment in the upcoming elections.
According to Mr Akufo-Addo, Ghanaians have the right to vote in peace and freedom and that right must be respected.
“I need the full collaboration and co-operation of the entire citizenry, including members of Organised Labour, to make this year elections peacefully,’’ he pleaded.
We have all to work together to create an environment that will allow the Ghanaian people to make their decision on 7th December in freedom, peace and security.
“Let me assure you of the wholehearted efforts that are being made by my government and I to ensure the peace and stability of the nation,’’ Mr Akufo-Addo promised.
“I am calling on all political actors and the citizenry, as a whole, to commit themselves to a peaceful process, and to decline any resort to violence,” he instructed.
“The Inspector-General of Police, and the other heads of the law enforcement agencies, have made abundantly clear their determination to enforce the laws of the land, including the law banning vigilantism, in an impartial, even-handed manner, without recourse to political colour, to secure the peace of the nation,’’ President Akufo-Addo said this when he commissioned the refurbished Hall of Trade Unions of the Trades Union Congress adding that he supports fully their attitude, and will give them my maximum backing.
Reacting on his commitment to maintaining the peace and stability of the country, the President noted that, in 2008, he accepted the results without asking for a recount.
“Again, in the disputed elections of 2012, I protested the outcome in the highest Court of the land, and, after proceedings that lasted eight months, I accepted an unfavourable verdict, called on my followers to respect the decision of the Court, and Ghana came out with her democratic credentials enhanced, and the peace and stability of the nation maintained,” Mr Akufo-Addo added.
“The stability and progress of Ghana, and the enhancement of her democracy, were the paramount considerations guided our every action in those difficult days,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo noted, has rightly received a reputation as the pacemaker in democratic governance on the African continent, a reputation he is determined to uphold, enhance, during and after the 7th December elections.