May 30, 2024

Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia has called on Ghanaians most especially political actors to maintain peace in the country in this year’s general elections.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer indicated that Ghana holds extraordinary status of peace which rank the nation as the most peaceful country in West Africa and the second most peaceful in Africa, therefore, the reputation should not be taken for granted.

“As we enter 2024, this is going to be a year of general elections in Ghana, Ghana is a blessed country, we are the most peaceful country in West Africa and the second most peaceful in Africa. We don’t have to take it for granted. I believe that when you look at all our neighbouring countries, we have a lot of turmoil but Ghana seems to be an oasis of peace.” He stated.

Dr. Bawumia said this when he was  speaking at the crossover service at Action Chapel International.

According to him, he believes that the peace in the country did not happen by coincidence but by the grace of God so it is imperative to maintain the peace in Ghana.

“I don’t think it just happened by coincidence; I believe God has His hand on Ghana, and we should continue to pray to maintain our peace and stability in Ghana,” he added.

He admitted that political actors may have their own differences but the 2024 general elections should not result in any form of instability to tarnish the remarkable peace in the country.

Dr. Bawumia therefore appealed to the various political parties to resolve disputes in court in this year’s general elections.

“In Ghana, when we have difficulties and disagreements over elections, we go to court and we settle the matter in court. You and I were not there!!! We will settle it that way and we will go back and leave peacefully and this is how I expect the 2024 elections to go,” the Vice President said.

Ghana will hold presidential and parliamentary elections on 7th December, 2024.

Religious leaders and other organizations have joined the call to maintain peace and order in this year’s elections.