Ghanaians challenged to ensure justice in electoral system

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Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel

Asante, has challenged Ghanaians to ensure there is justice in the

country's electoral system ahead of the 2016 general elections.

Rev Prof. Asante says Ghanaians must resist persons who might want to

rig the polls, regardless of their status.

"What we do is to ensure that there is justice in the system that

nobody attempts to maneuver to rig the elections", he said.

His comments come in the wake of the successful elections held in

Nigeria in which General Muhammadu Buhari won in what many analysts

have said was a historic event.

Most Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante said Ghanaians must demand that

elections are conducted in a transparent manner.

"If these things are done with transparency I don't see why we should

have problems", he said.

He commended President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and

calling his opponent, General Buhari to congratulate him even before

the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the results.

Rev Prof Asante said all politicians must take a cue from President

Jonathan's show of statesmanship.

General Buhari was last week announced winner of the tightly contested

Nigerian elections which was postponed over fears of a possible Boko

Haram attack.

Although many anticipated that the elections will be interrupted by

the violence and poll rigging, international observers say the process

was generally free and fair.

Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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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