The National Peace Council has called on major stakeholders, especially the two main political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ensure a violent free by-election at Kumawu today.
It reminded political parties of the fact that “only weak and vulnerable political parties resort to violence during elections”.
A statement issued and signed by the Regional Chairman of the Council, Rt. Rev.Dr. Nuh Ben Abubekr stressed the need for the stakeholders to protect and preserve Ghana’s peaceful and democratic credentials.
The Peace Council hopes the NPP, NDC, the Electoral Commission and the Security agencies will rise to the occasion.
It urged the EC, as the election management body, to exhibit the highest professional conduct to nip the culture of impunity and violence in the bid to ensure that lawful processes are followed to the letter.
Reminding the NPP and NDC of their endorsement of the Road map, Code of Conduct and Act 999 (Act 2019) to ensure peaceful co-existence in Kumawu and the country as a whole, the Peace Council advised political parties to respect the rule of law and revere the people they want to represent with dignity.
The Peace Council further appealed to voters to decide on a leader of their choice without any material influence.