Friday, October 3, 2008

Chief urges EC to ensure peaceful elections

      Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom IV, Omanhene of the Nkoranza Traditional Area, has urged the Electoral Commission (EC), to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in December.
     He urged the EC to provide the necessary electoral materials at voting centres and to ensure that its staff worked according to electoral rules on 7 December.    
     The Omanhene made the call when Mrs. Lordina Mahama, wife of John Dramani Mahama, running mate to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, Professor Evans Atta Mills, called on him at his palace on Tuesday.
     Okatakyie Kudom advised the electorate to abide by electoral laws to avoid confusion at polling centres.
     He expressed worry about the recent clash between supporters of NPP and NDC at Berekum and called on the youth not to allow politicians to incite them to engage in acts that could disturb the peace of the country.
     Okatakyie Kudom asked leaders of political parties to promote peace, tolerance and understanding and to accept the outcome of the 2008 Election.
     Mrs. Mahama appealed to NDC members to educate the people on the party's policies to win more supporters for NDC.
     Mr. Peter Owusu Baffoe, NDC chairman of Nkoranza South constituency and Mr. Emmanuel Kwadwo Agyekum, NDC parliamentary candidate for the constituency led Mrs. Mahama to Saint Theresa's Hospital at Nkoranza where she donated food items for the patients.

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