President Nana Akufo-Addo claims the conduct of a absolutely free, good, and transparent election, 1 whose end result is past dispute, types a fantastic basis for strengthening cohesion among the Ghanaian citizenry and protecting against pointless dispute.
Speaking at the Once-a-year Conference of the Ghana Bar Affiliation (GBA), albeit by virtual suggests on Monday, President Akufo-Addo stated that from 1992 to date, the conduct of the country’s elections has progressed considerably.
According to him, the present multiplicity of media organisations and the power of social media, the existence of transparent ballot packing containers, the decentralized character of tallying and tabulation, and the manner of voter verification has engendered expanding believe in and confidence by the citizenry in the process of electing their leaders.
Jointly with the compilation of a new voters’ sign-up in advance of the carry out of the December 2020 elections, the President defined that all of these increased processes have strengthened the cohesion of the country.
They have also repudiated as fallacious the contentions expressed at several situations of history that democratic governance would breed instability and ethnic conflict,” he additional
“There have been people who went as far as to condition that democracy was inherently alien to our lifestyle and social make-up. The continuing success of the fourth Republic supplies the most successful response to this regrettable viewpoint.”
With electoral disputes wreaking havoc in some African countries, Akufo-Addo said that, Ghana has been spared this sort of incidents.
“We have the superior sense of the Ghanaian individuals to thank for this, and we ought to keep on to act as checks and balances for one particular a further.”
However, the President mentioned that Ghanaians are unable to and will have to not acquire this excellent fortune for granted, urging all candidates, voters and citizens to perform on their own in a manner that retains us jointly as one particular folks, irrespective of our ethnic, religious, gender or political variances and affiliations.
The Ghana Challenge are not able to manage ethnic agitations and sectarian pronouncements.”
Akufo-Addo believed that the pressing challenge for Ghana is negotiating satisfactorily the interface among elections and democratic governance, institution-creating and growth, poverty, employment and financial progress, with the overriding objective staying to enrich the dignity of Ghanaian.
“There are many illustrations of nations around the world close to the entire world wherever that secure period of constitutional govt and smart management of the economy led to general prosperity. We, in Ghana, can profitably emulate them, for we can make it if we function at it,” he included.
He expressed his delight at the fact that “the political course and stakeholders have agreed on the necessity, in the face of the pandemic, to maintain the December general elections as scheduled to bolster the evolution of our constitutional order, and maintain the society where by the govt and legislative authority are exercised in the fourth Republic only by duly elected officials. Ghanaian democracy will be more powerful for that shared commitment.”
He reassured members of the Bar Association that his Governing administration is creating unstinting attempts to make sure the peace and balance of the nation, as Ghana enters the last 3 months of the electioneering marketing campaign.
“Ghana has rightly gained a track record as the pacesetter in democratic governance on the continent, a standing I am identified to uphold, and, certainly, enrich prior to, for the duration of and just after the 7th December elections,” the President confident.
He appealed for the co-procedure and help of all citizens, specifically users of the Bar Affiliation, stating that “we have all to function jointly to produce the surroundings that will enable the Ghanaian persons to make their final decision on 7th December in freedom, peace and stability. It is their ideal.”
“when my time is up, hopefully, following 4 far more decades, I want to hand above to my successor and the sovereign people of Ghana, a state that is better, fairer, more robust, far more cohesive, more prosperous and far more united than I met it in 2017.
This is the solemn undertaking to which I have fully commited myself,” the President extra.