EC must get its act together to dial down tension - NPP

Tue, 8 Nov 2016 Source: GNA

The Electoral Commission (EC), the nation’s election management board, has been reminded to get its act together, to remove needless suspicion and tension ahead on the next month’s polls.


Odeneho Kwaku Appiah, Afigya-Kwabre South Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said its missteps were worrying and should not continue.


He said he found it deeply troubling the ripples of controversy and hysteria, generated by decisions of the EC. 


Addressing his party’s supporters at an election rally in Afrancho, he called for all peace loving Ghanaians to speak up and to insist that things were done transparently.


He pleaded with the National Peace Council, the Christian Council of Ghana and the Ghana Muslim Mission to deepen the conversation with Commission – to help it to step back from doing anything to create doubts and confusion about its’ intentions in the minds of the people.


Odeneho Appiah said it was not enough to talk about peace and send out peace messages but that that key actors in the election must accept to show good faith and to play it fair.


He urged members and supporters of the NPP to remain eternally vigilant to make sure that the verdict delivered by the people at the ballot was respected and not stolen.


He told them to overcome complacency and work hard to reach out to every voter with the party’s message of change.


They must knock on doors to get all qualified voters to go out to vote, he added. 


Odeneho Appiah said the December 07 polls was an opportunity for Ghanaians to restore hope to the troubled economy and end the widespread suffering.


He gave the assurance that a government of the NPP led by Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, would efficiently and transparently manage the nation’s resources to create wealth and jobs for the people.

Source: GNA
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