April 25, 2012

The Member of Parliament for Manhyia , Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh says the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) and the Electoral Commission would share blames if they fail to avert violence in the December elections.

He has therefore cautioned the two institutions to be mindful of their responsibilities as bodies enjoined by the Constitution of the Republic to educate the populace on their civic and electoral rights as well as their responsibilities.

According to Dr Opoku Prempeh, since these bodies are the very first recipients of praise if successful elections are conducted, they should as well brace themselves for blame if the upcoming election plunges the nation into chaos.

“They are charged with educating us on our civic and electoral rights and responsibilities. They cannot escape part blame, if for ignorance and lack of education, this year’s election degenerate into chaos, disorder and violence.”

Matthew Opoku Prempeh asked the NCCE and EC to strive to ensure that Ghanaians are educated to know their rights and responsibilities.

The MP also called on the electorate to examine critically the promises, ideologies and track records of those who want to lead them.

Joy News