LET’S MAKE GHANA PROUD AGAIN!!

At long last, political campaigning throughout the country has come to an end.

All the parties contesting the general elections ended their campaigns yesterday with mammoth rallies in Accra and other parts of the country.

As usual, the two main parties, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) held their last rallies that attracted large crowds some never seen before.

If crowds are the basis for winning elections, then the two parties can be dreaming of winning the elections come tomorrow.

But as we all know, crowds do not win elections, they only serve as a morale booster and a show of large following.

While the campaigns have largely been an appeal to reason, logic and based on issues, it has also been party ran on cynicism and promises made; many of which are unattainable.

Whatever the case is, the campaigns have been peaceful and devoid of violence. That is the wish of all peace-loving Ghanaians. All the parties must congratulate themselves for a violence-free campaign devoid of violence and attacks on opponents.

The Times is convinced that Ghanaians have been sufficiently exposed to the policies and programmes of all the contestants to enable them make informed decisions.

What is left for the electorate to do tomorrow, is to analyse all the policies and convince themselves as to which candidate would govern for the greater good of the citizenry and has the character, experience and the promise to take the country to the next level.

We are delighted that the campaigns have ended to pave the way for us to cast the ballot tomorrow. We are extremely happy that the fear of political disturbances would no longer lurk around us and God willing, the elections would pass peacefully.

As we go into the polling booth to cast our votes, we should be reminded that we are electing a president and Members of Parliament, that would provide leadership and fulfill our aspirations. Just as we did during the campaign, we should go and vote wisely and peacefully and avoid any confusion at the polling stations

It is, important for us to note that the world has its eyes firmly fixed on the country with high expectations and we must, therefore, not disappoint.

We are duty bound to jealously guard our democracy and preserve it not only for us, but for generations to come.

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