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Politics Fri, 15 Jan 2016

‘Ensuring a peaceful polls is a shared responsibility’

Mr Eric Opoku, Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has said a collective responsibility is required in ensuring peaceful polls in November.

He called on followers of the various political parties to accommodate the views of opponents so that a secured atmosphere needed for peaceful elections could be created.

Mr Opoku, speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview, said the Regional Security Council would collaborate with the Regional Peace Council to identify and address problems of security threats in the Region.

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He said voting is a fundamental human right and there was the need to ensure that all eligible voters had the opportunity to exercise their franchise in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity during the general election.

Mr Opoku advised followers of the various political parties to guard against the politics of insults and base their campaigns on issues rather than attacking personalities.

He said President John Dramani Mahama’s led National Democratic Congress government has fulfilled most of its 2012 election manifesto and asked Ghanaians to vote and retain the party in power for the betterment of the nation.

Source: GNA
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