Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has warned candidates in Ghana ’s December 7 presidential elections against violence.
In a letter addressed to the leaders of Ghana’s leading political parties, National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Obasanjo urged the key players to make sure the peace and stability of the West African country.
In the presidential polls, the incumbent President and NPP candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo are going to be facing John Mahama of the NDC, a reproduction of what played call at 2016 election. Akufo – Addo had in 2016 defeated Mahama as incumbent president in 2016.
As the country prepares for the December 7, Obasanjo urged parties and their candidates to play by rules and avoid actions capable of plunging the western African country into chaos.
In a letter to the leaders of the parties, copies which were made available to newsmen by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi on Saturday, Obasanjo looked for building efforts aimed toward enhancing mutual trust and confidence among themselves within the relevant national institutions and within the electoral process.
The letter dated November 20, was titled “Letter to the leadership of latest Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) on ensuring peaceful, credible and transparent general elections on 7 December, 2020 in Ghana.”
The former for Nigerian President prayed and wished that the country should be a winner regardless of the party that wins the election, noting that, together with his humble voice, the region and therefore the continent would calculate their patriotism during and after the election.
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