Ghana urged to show leadership in democracy in Africa with 2016 elections

 

Ghana urged to show leadership in democracy in Africa with 2016 elections

The Commandant at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), has urged Ghanaians to show leadership in democracy on the continent with the upcoming elections.

Major General O.B Akwa said this year's election will be another avenue for the country to prove it can conduct credible and peaceful elections as Ghana is preparing to hold its general elections in this November.

Citing some conflicts in some African countries which arose as a result of political contestations, Major General Akwa said at the Reflection on Security Series, "the tool of diplomacy should be adequately explored."

This year's election is expected to be very crucial because if the opposition party loses, it would be staying in opposition for 12 years and if the incumbent president loses, he will be the first President to have lost after four years inGhana's political history.

Major General Akwa's call adds to the number of organisations who have urged various stakeholders as well as the electorate to ensure that process is done in peace.


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