Stop defacing campaign poster – NCCE

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


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


Nana Adofo Akuamoah, the chief of the community, said everything would

be done to get the people to vote massively on the polling day.

Credit: GNA

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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