President John Mahama is optimistic Ghana will still be the beacon of democracy in Africa after the November polls.
He explained albeit the “political rhetoric” peaceful election will be guaranteed in November.
“We are in an election year and, of course, there is a lot of political rhetoric and you should know that it’s normal. In election year, a lot of the political argumentation and debates heightens a bit, but I can assure you that we will have a peaceful and successful elections, and Ghana will continue to be the beacon of democracy in Africa.”
Addressing the Ghanaian community in the Iranian capital Tehran, President Mahama said his government is committed to ensuring a peaceful, free and fair election in the 2016 election.
He said the electoral commission has advanced the necessary measures that will see a healthy election this year.
“…they’ve released the calendar, and the unique thing about the election is that it’s been pulled forward to one month so instead of the first week of December, it will rather be in the first week of November.”
Meanwhile, Ghana and Iran have entered into two agreements in the areas of oil and gas and petrochemical engineering.