Play by the rules: NCCE urges electorate

oseiThe Asante-Akim South District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Samuel Otchere, has appealed to Ghanaians to play by the rules, and make the district level elections, non-partisan.

He says persuading voters to elect candidates on the basis of political party leanings or association is wrong and would defeat the decentralisation concept, adding that it is important for everybody to do the right thing, to strengthen the local governance system.

Mr. Otchere made the call at a public education forum held at Amanfrom to whip up interest in the coming elections and get every eligible voter to vote.

He asked the gathering to give their mandate to only candidates they are convinced would bring progress to their community and such choice must be influenced by hard work, proven competence, dedication and commitment to development.

On the unit committees, Mr Otchere said they should avoid the mistake of voting for people who would abandon the job soon after their election.

He also advised the contestants to ensure campaigns, devoid of acrimony and insults.

Nana Adu Gyekye, the chief of the Amanfrom assured that everything would be done to get the people to turn out in their numbers, to vote on polling day.


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