Political tolerance is key to peaceful polls - NCCE
Written by GNA Monday, 19 November 2012 12:01
The Jomoro District Acting Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Albert Awuah, has said that political tolerance is the key to peaceful elections.
He is therefore asking Ghanaians to cherish and maintain the peaceful atmosphere of the country.
Mr Awuah was addressing a public forum on peaceful elections organised by the Jomoro District Secretariat of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD).
It was under the theme: “Promoting Citizenship Education to Enhance Election Peace, Transparency and Credibility in Ghana”.
Mr Awuah said under the democratic dispensation of Ghana, it was incumbent on every eligible voter to exercise his franchise in every election.
Superintendent John Dzineku, Jomoro District Police Commander, in an address read for him, appealed to supporters whose party would win the December elections to desist from teasing and provoking their opponents to avoid trouble after the elections.
He said a district security task force, comprising representatives of political parties and security agencies has been formed to ensure peace during the elections.
Opanyin Anthony Kofi, an elder of New Edobo, suggested that identification ink be applied on the thumb of voters during the last stage of voting to reduce the number of spoiled ballot papers.
The chief of Ahobre, Nana Erzoah Ebulley II, who chaired the function, called on Ghanaians to make sure that the December elections are peaceful to deepen democracy.