Election 2016: Eschew foul language – Mahama

President Mahama in the ceremonial uniform of the Ghana Armed Forces

President John Mahama is campaigning against the use of intemperate language going into the December 7 elections.

He said safeguarding the peace being enjoyed now should be paramount to all stakeholders as Ghana heads into its seventh elections under the Fourth Republic since 1992.

Mahama, who is the flagbearer of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), is locking horns with his main rival Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking at a graduation ceremony of the Military Academy in Accra, Friday, Mahama assured the security agencies are on the alert to protect the country, especially against any terrorist attacks.

“As a government, we are making all efforts to integrate our defense structures properly into the sub-regional cooperation framework, by which the needed synergy will be created to enhance our collective chances of success in the fight against terrorism,” Mahama stated.

President John Mahama is the commander-in-chief of the GAF

“But as citizens let us be reminded of our patriotic duties and the need for capable hands and sterling leadership at all levels to save the cost as the days of our nation’s 2016 general elections approach,” the president counseled electorate.

Mahama added: “We must remain temperate in our utterances and be tolerate of opposing views. I appeal to all Ghanaians to cooperate with our security services and the institutions charged to ensure success of our elections.

“…As a government we’ll maintain the highest credibility of our elections and we’ll continue to do everything possible to safeguard our democracy.”

Mahama assured the security services that they will be “retooled” to protect the nation ahead of the elections.

Source: Ghana/starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kent Mensah

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