Politics of Friday, 6 February 2015
The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has expressed concern about increasing reports that campaign posters of candidates in the coming district level elections are being defaced and shredded in some communities and called for a stop to that.
Mr. Samuel Otchere, Asante-Akim South District Director of the Commission, said that was a criminal and punishable offence by law.
He asked those engaged in such unlawful acts to therefore rethink their actions to avoid trouble, adding that, the candidates should also make sure that they obtained the consent of property owners before they went ahead to paste their posters on buildings.
He was speaking at a public education forum held by the NCCE on the coming district assembly and unit committee elections at Yaw-Barimah, a farming community.
It was part of the stepped up efforts to promote public interest and help voters to turn out in their numbers to cast their ballot on March 03.
Mr. Otchere reminded the candidates to ensure clean and decent campaign, free from acrimony, insults and tension.
They should tell the people what they would do differently to bring development to their communities and that running their opponents’ down was not the way to go.
He said the expectation was that all would conduct themselves responsibly to make the polls peaceful and a big success.
Mr. Otchere urged the people to vote candidates based on their personal proven record of hard work, competence and commitment to development.
Nana Adofo Akuamoah, the chief of the community, said everything would be done to get the people to vote massively on the polling day.