December Polls Will Be Peaceful – Nana

President Akufo-Addo in a chat with the MP for Effutu, Afenyo-Markin


President Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed his determination to ensure the peace the country is enjoying is sustained before, during and after the December polls.

Expressing his determination to the cause, President Akufo-Addo said the country gained global recognition in the West African sub-region as an epitome of democracy and tranquility, making her a beacon of peace for investment attraction and retention.

To this end, he said his government is determined to maintain the country’s peace and enviable democratic credentials before, during and after the December 7 general election.

“The country would not slip into political turmoil to erode the years of socio-economic and democratic gains under my reign as President of the Republic of Ghana,” he said. .

President Akufo-Addo said this when he joined hundreds of residents of Winneba and its environs in the Central Region at a grand durbar to climax the celebration of this year’s Aboakyer festival of the chiefs and people of Effutu, over the weekend.

This year’s celebration was on the theme: “Promoting Tradition and Development through Aboakyer Celebration.”

Speaking at the well-attended durbar, the President called on all Ghanaians to desist from acts that had the tendency to mar the relative peace the country is currently enjoying.

He said elections were not a political stage for fighting, adding, “Let’s contribute our quota for a peaceful and successful election to protect our democracy.”

“The world awaits the outcome and events leading to, during and after the December 7 polls, as a result, all must show political maturity and carry out routine works in peace to prove to the world that Ghana is a peaceful country,” he said.

The President reiterated the fact that as his term of office is coming to an end, he cannot hand over the presidency to someone he has defeated twice in general elections.

He then called on Ghanaians to vote massively for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President, who is also the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, as well as all the NPP parliamentary candidates in the next general elections.

He stressed that the current government had undertaken huge development projects across the country, and that the NPP deserved to be maintained in power.

The President commended the chiefs and people of Effutu for preserving the tradition handed over to them by their ancestors.

The Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, pointed out that the current NPP government had carried out monumental projects in the constituency geared towards improving the residents’ living standards.

He mentioned some of the projects as new senior high school buildings, construction of a children’s hospital, a factory and an ultramodern Information and Communication Technology Centre among others.

He was very optimistic that the constituents would vote for Dr. Bawumia to become the next president, adding that he will retain the seat for the NPP.

Neenyi Ghartey VII, Omanhen of Effutu Traditional Area, lauded the President for constructing a fish landing facility in the area, which had immensely enhanced the activities of fishers.

He said the people of Effutu were also happy for the ongoing reconstruction works on the Kasoa-Winneba Road into a double carriageway, and expressed the hope that when completed it would facilitate the fast movement of goods and services.

He, however, appealed to the government to reconstruct the Winneba Market Complex into a modern facility as the old market could no longer contain the increasing population of traders.

During the celebration, the two Asafo groups, Tuafo and Dantsifo, embarked on a hunting expedition. This trip takes place in a game reserve specifically created for this purpose.


From Emmanuel Opoku