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.