Two eminent former African leaders have advised the leaders of Ghana’s political parties to accept by the results of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Wednesday’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
In cases of grievances, they should resort to legal processes, instead of violence, acrimony and unnecessary disturbances which could disrupt the country’s fledgling democracy.
In a joint statement copied to The Ghanaian Times, the former presidents of Nigeria and Tanzania, Mr. Olesegun Obasanjo, and Benjamin Mkapa, appealed to Ghana’s political leaders to “ensure that by words or deeds, they do not inflame the ambers of anger, insults and other tendencies that can mar the election process in the immediate, during and after the elections”.
“We believe that the rules and regulations and the legal processes provided in the electoral laws of Ghana are good enough if observed by all parties to ensure peaceful and credible elections in Ghana on the 7th of December, 2017,” it said.
The former presidents wished Ghanaians peaceful, free, fair, credible and fully participatory elections to continue to set a good example of sustainable political stability for the rest of Africa.
“We believe that Ghanaians, particularly the political leaders share our view that no single life is worth loosing in an election for any leader to claim victory or be a looser therefore we will do nothing to impede or adversely set back the democratic process in Ghana,” the statement added.
By Times Reporter