MEDEF Calls On Stakeholders To Ensure Peaceful Elections In Ghana - News Hunter Magazine


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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

MEDEF Calls On Stakeholders To Ensure Peaceful Elections In Ghana

Mr. Emmanuel Odeneho Appiah

The Founder and CEO of Media For Development Foundation (MEDEF), a Human Rights and non-profit Media Advocacy Organization in Sunyani, Mr. Emmanuel Odeneho Appiah has called on all stakeholders to ensure a peaceful elections.

Mr. Emmanuel Odeneho Appiah speaking in an interview the News Hunter Magazine explained that the various security agencies in the country has a crucial role to play…as Ghanaians prepare to vote coming November 7, 2016.

He pleaded with the security agencies to be fair and shouldn’t be influenced with regards to their political affiliation or being sympathetic to any of the political figures or a particular party.

Mr. Odeneho Kwesi Appiah revealed that, within the security agencies, they have formed a tax force called election security tax force...which was initiated by the regional commanders.

He, however preceded that, unequivocal...the political parties must comply with the rules and regulations by the electoral commission to enable peaceful elections in the country.

"Also the electoral commission is the regulator of our election...therefore they should put in place the necessary logistics to improve the elections.

“The electoral commission should also invite the media if necessary in their issues...and also the inter-party advisory committee (IPAC), stakeholders and religious bodies,” he enunciated.

Mr. Emmanuel Appiah advised Ghanaian electorates to exercise their franchise when the time is due.

“I appeal to all Ghanaians to go out in their numbers and for vote. If you decide not to vote, somebody will vote and the candidate that you think doesn’t have the capacity to win, may be the one who will be chosen…so you have the power to make your own decision. Don’t stay at home for others to decide for you. Your vote is your power,” he stated.

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