Wednesday 14th September, 2016
Yussif Ibrahim, GNA
Agogo (Ash), Sept
14, GNA – Youth activists of four political parties in the Asante-Akim North
constituency have pledged to work together to starve off trouble in the area in
the coming election.
They said they would
do everything to avoid any acts of political provocation and misconduct.
The parties include
the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP),
Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the National Democratic Party (NDP).
This is contained in
a communique they issued at the end of a day’s workshop“on peaceful
election”held for them by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE)
with support from the European union (EU)in Agogo.
Organized under the
theme “Empower the youth to stand up for Ghana for a peaceful election”, about
40 young political activists were on hand to participate.
entreated everybody to uphold the political parties’ code of conduct and accept
to play it fair.
It also called for
the Electoral Commission (EC) to engage competent people as election officers to
prevent unnecessary disputes during and after the election.
The NCCE must
also scale up voter education to help significantly reduce the number of
rejected ballots in the December polls.
It asked that the
security agencies demonstrated high sense of professionalism – must be
even-handed and firm.
Mr. Johnson Opoku,
Director of Programmes of the NCCE, praised the youth for the bold stance taken
and asked that they “walk the talk”.
He underlined the
need for tolerance and respect of divergent views and said that was the way to
grow the nation’s democracy.