May 30, 2024

The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo has promised to do whatever is required of him as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure that the 7th December, 2024 elections will be free, fair and transparent.

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

The two main political parties, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC) are putting in place measures to win the election.

In his address ahead of 8th January constitution day, Nana Addo indicated that  he swore an oath on 7th January 2017 and again, four years later, on 7th January 2021 to be faithful and true to the republic of Ghana and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution so he will continue to do that i this year’s elections.

He said uder no circumstance the country will fight because of elections.

“I swore an oath on 7th January 2017 and again, four years later, on 7th January 2021 to be faithful and true to the republic of Ghana and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. I shall continue to do just that. It will not be under my watch that any adventurer will seek to torpedo the democratic path on which we have embarked. I will help see to it that we have a free and fair and transparent election in December 2024.” He assured.

“You have my word. Ghana will be the victor of such an outcome, not any individual party or candidate. Nonetheless, I urge you my fellow Ghanaians to continue to embrace the basic values of the Constitution. founded on the principles of democratic accountability and respect for the rule of law, human rights and individual liberty and freedom, which the great majority of us believe must form the bedrock of our national development and individual prosperity.” He added.

The president urged political actors, the Electoral Commission and the citizens to follow the rules and regulations to ensure the elections are fair and transparent to protect and maintain the peace in the country.

“A respect that should not be the function of whether you win or lose. All stakeholders, that is, the Electoral Commission, the political parties and their leaders, the electorate and citizenry should work to assure the consolidation of the Ghanaian democracy and help us maintain our pride of place on the continent as the model of democracy in Africa.” Nana Addo said.

“Fellow Ghanaians, democracies are grounded on viable elections.This year, like we have done on 8 preceding occasions, we will go to the polls to elect the President and my successor. No true democrat can disregard the importance and sanctity of the ballot. It must, thus, be in our collective interest to follow the rules and regulations to ensure the elections are fair and transparent and that we all develop respect for them.” He added.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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