CHRAJ urges voters to turn out in their numbers

An appeal has been made to all qualified voters to turn out in their numbers to vote on December 7.

Mr Maxwell Appiagyei, an Administrative Officer at the Kumasi Office of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), said it was by doing this they would be helping to deepen nation’s democracy.

He, however, counselled against any irresponsible and bad conduct likely to undermine the electoral process and credibility of the polls.

He was speaking at separate peace forums organized jointly by the Centre Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Frederick Norman Foundation at Aboabo and Sabon Zongo in Kumasi.

Held under the theme, “Promoting citizenship education to enhance transparency and peaceful elections and credibility in Ghana”, it brought together chiefs, assembly members, the unit committees and the general public.

Mr Appiagyei said recent reported incidence of violence in parts of the country underlined the need to step up the peace campaign and urged churches, chiefs and civil society should continue to preach the message of peace to the people.

Mr Kwame Nkrumah of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) advised voters to comport themselves on voting day saying they should go home after casting their ballot and return to observe the counting after voting had closed.

Mr Nkrumah reminded the media to be circumspect and factual in their reports on the elections to prevent confusion.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Francis Xavier Mambisi, the Asawasi District Crime Officer, said they were ready to provide adequate security protection for all voters and warned trouble makers to stay away from the polling centres.

Source: GNA

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