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Politics Wed, 31 Oct 2012

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NCCE mounts campaign on proper ballot thumb printing

The Afigya-Kwabre District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has launched a campaign to educate voters on the proper way to thumb print on ballot papers in the coming elections.

Mr. Wilberforce Zangina, the District Director, said the campaign would target those who would be voting for the first time saying the campaign has become necessary due to the high number of spoilt ballots during polls.

Addressing a meeting of the Inter-Party Dialogue Committee (IPAC) at Kodie, on Tuesday, he said the campaign would visit Senior High Schools (SHS) and the churches.

Mr. Zangina used the occasion to remind the political parties to conduct their electioneering campaign in a responsible manner devoid of invectives, lies and deception.

He said they should not do anything likely to fuel anger, antagonism, acrimony and polarization of the people.

Mr. Zangina said it was important for all to share in the responsibility of protecting the peace, unity and cohesion of the society.

The NCCE District Director appealed to the media to be more circumspect in their news reportage and refuse to serve as the conveyor of inflammatory and provocative pronouncements by politicians.

Mr. Zangina asked Ghanaians to draw useful lessons from civil strife elsewhere on the continent, triggered by disputed elections and work together to make the December 7 polls, transparent and credible.

He called on members of the IPAC to closely follow the campaign trail and act swiftly to tackle any abuse of the political parties’ code of conduct including defacing of posters and political intimidation.

Source: GNA

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