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Boycotting elections over infrastructure is wrong – NCCE

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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Thursday advised the constituents not to use government’s inability to provide infrastructure in their areas to boycott elections.

Mr Kusi Aburrah, Western Regional Director of the NCCE offered the advice and described such threats by some constituents as unconstitutional saying it is a taboo to boycott elections.

“The fact that you want something from the government and have not received it does not compel you to boycott election, when I hear this, as an NCCE man i laugh over the ignorance”.

Mr Aburrah was speaking on the topic “Citizen’s right to vote”, at a day’s seminar on the biometric registration exercise.

He said as constituents they were bonded by the constitution and civic responsibility to continue exercising their franchise, which in a way, would express their concerns rather than boycott.

Mr Aburrah noted that voting amounts to the participation in governance and therefore advised the populace to carry their sick people to the voting centers for them to express their civic rights.

The NCCE Director called for tolerance and vigilance on the Election Day, saying that, every eligible voter was duty bound to join the queue to ensure orderliness unless permitted by the people around.

Source: GNA

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