The Civil Society Organizations Platform for Good Governance (CSOPGG), a consortium of CSOs within the Northern area, has suggested the citizenry to embrace politics as an indispensable device for nation constructing and work consciously in direction of reaching sustainable peace.
The CSOPGG mentioned it was very important for Ghanaians to desist from partaking in an acrimonious kind of politics because the nation prepares to go to the polls in December this yr, including that, it might assist to uphold democratic rules within the nation.
It gave the recommendation at a press briefing, organised by the CSOPGG with help from the Empowerment for Life Programme of the Ghana Creating Communities Affiliation (GDCA), in Tamale.
It was to watch this yr’s Worldwide Day of Democracy, which was on the theme; “COVID-19: A highlight on Democracy”, and was attended by representatives of political events and CSOs.
Alhaji Mohammed Awal, President of the CSOPGG, addressing contributors, expressed fear over the emergence of political get together’s vigilante teams, saying, “these teams are threats to a peaceable 2020 elections and can also mar the nation’s democratic growth”.
Alhaji Awal, who can also be the Govt Director of NORSAAC, referred to as on the safety and different legislation enforcement companies to strictly make sure that legal guidelines that prohibit vigilante actions within the nation had been noticed to advertise peace and stability amongst residents.
“As a nation, allow us to do every little thing in our energy to take care of the enviable repute we now have up to now established as considered one of Africa’s main nations whose democratic growth is a shining instance for others to comply with”, he added.
Alhaji Osman Abdel-Rahman, the Govt Director of GDCA, appealed to leaders of political events within the nation to make sure their members and sympathizers comported themselves to cease vigilantism and different types of political violence to ensure peace earlier than, throughout, and after this yr’s common elections.
“The media and CSOs ought to intensify voter and civic schooling to assist monitor this yr’s electoral processes and conduct, and name to order, any occasions that will undermine the values of peace, tranquillity and political growth of the nation”, he mentioned.
Political get together representatives current on the occasion took turns to pledge their dedication to make sure violent-free 2020 elections.