Previous Chairman of the United Nations Place of work for West Africa states election-linked violence that characterised the 2020 polls has tainted Ghana’s image internationally.
In accordance to him, the life that have been lost in the method leaves considerably to be ideal as significantly as the country’s democratic credential is concerned.
He recalled working with Ghana as a reference when addressing crisis somewhere else, describing that “there are by no means any fatalities as a final result.”
“If they take place, they are mishaps that materialize from motor vehicles, motorcycles, or individuals heading to/from party gatherings. I consider this time our impression has been tainted in that regard,” he lamented.
He was talking at a large-amount stakeholder’s review of the 2020 elections organised by the Coalition for Domestic Election Observers (CODEO).
In December 2020, at the very least 5 folks reportedly misplaced their lives during the election period leaving election watchers apprehensive.
Mr Chambas, who had usually touted the violent-free nature of Ghana’s election method around the years suggests the loss of life toll all through the just-finished electioneering campaign has eroded these strides.
In get to get back the bragging legal rights, the statesman advised that governing administration institutes steps “to ensure that never ever once more will we see any decline of lives in elections.”