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General News Fri, 1 Feb 2019

Violent attacks recorded during by-election undermines Ghana’s democracy - UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has condemned the shooting incident at La Bawaleshie in the just ended Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election on Thursday.

The UNDP in a statement said the incident undermines Ghana’s democratic credentials.

“We strongly condemn such impunity and brazen acts of violence which undermine Ghana’s hard-earned democracy and peace. Ghana as a pillar of stability in the subregion, must not become complacent. We call on all to avoid violence and the use of inflammatory language that could further increase tensions.”

Six persons were injured as a result if the incident, the police said in a press statement.

The Inspector General of Police David Asante Apeatu has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to speed up investigation into the matter.

Read UNDP’s reaction to the violence in the press statement below.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been following the ongoing bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, with keen interest, as this is a further illustration of the democratic process that is imbedded in Ghana.

However, our attention has been drawn to media reports of violence and a shooting incidence by unidentified armed men at the La Bawalashie Presby JHS polling station during the bye-election, leading to the injury of at least six people.



We strongly condemn such impunity and brazen acts of violence which undermine Ghana’s hard-earned democracy and peace. Ghana as a pillar of stability in the subregion, must not become complacent. We call on all to avoid violence and the use of inflammatory language that could further increase tensions.

Signed

Ms Gita Welch Resident Representative (a.i)

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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