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I will make sure Dec. 7 election is “credible” and “smooth” - Akufo-Addo assures


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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised to assist the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure a smooth yet credible election on December 7.

He told Parliament in his State of the Nation address that Ghanaians would be educated on the electoral processes to ensure violent free proceedings.  

“This is an election year and the increased decibels level in all communications will ensure that even the most politically uninterested person amongst us will know that on December 7, we shall be going to the polls to elect a new president and new Members of Parliament.”

“A lot of responsibility lies on the Electoral Commission to put the organisation in place that will ensure that we have credible elections. The government is doing its part to make the work of the Electoral Commission go smoothly.

“A lot of responsibility lies on the political parties as well and I hope that the political parties recognise that their credibility is also on the line, especially some people wanting to undermine the multiparty democratic system of governance.

“It is up to the parties to demonstrate that competitive elections are honourable character-enhancing experiences and that, at the end of the process, the loser will congratulate the winner and the world does not come to an end because an election has been lost.” President Akufo-Addo said.

He also called upon political parties to uphold the integrity of the democratic system and to view competitive elections as opportunities for growth rather than division.

source: Theannouncergh.com