President John Mahama has cautioned members of the public to desist from any speech or comment that has the potential to spark violence.
Mr Mahama, who was at the graduation parade of the Ghana Military Academy on Friday September 16 in Accra, indicated that it was important for every citizen to guard against intemperate language and accept diverse opinions to ensure an incident-free election on December 7.
He also urged cooperation between citizens and all stakeholders involved in the electioneering process to ensure smooth polls on Election Day.
“We must remain temperate in our utterances and be tolerant of opposing views. I appeal to all Ghanaians to cooperate with security services and institutions tasked with success of the elections,” he entreated.
He said government “will do everything to ensure credible elections” and stressed the need to hand over leadership at all levels into “capable hands”.
Ghana heads to the polls to elect a president and parliamentarians in what appears will be a fiercely contested election. The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) believes it has achieved enough to warrant a retention in office.
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is, however, demanding a change in government as it believes the resources of the country have been mismanaged.