All seven candidates contesting the presidency in Ghana’s general election on Dec 7 have committed to ensuring free and fair polls before, during and after the vote.
They have also promised to respect the political ethics by conducting peaceful campaigns and advising their supporters to refrain from any form of violence.
The candidates pledged their commitment during a Public Re-affirmation of Declaration against Electoral Violence, Impunity and Justice Forum organized by the National Peace Council, the National House of Chiefs and the United Nations here Thursday.
They signed a declaration to accept the outcome of the elections, to advise their supporters against the use of violence and to conduct their campaigns peacefully.
Apart from Bridget Dzogbenuku, the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, who represented the party’s flagbearer, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, all the others, including President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, the candidate for the Convention People’s Party (CPP), and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, for the National Democratic Party (NDP), were present.
The others were Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama, the candidate for the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate.
President Mahama said he had always believed in peace and would continue to put in place measures to make the country an oasis peace and development.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, who is expected to be President Mahama’s main challenger, said he would want to be president of a united Ghana and would therefore not condone any act that could undermine the peace and unity of the country.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK