The New Patriotic Party has welcomed the assurance given by President John Evans Atta Mills that he would ensure that the 2012 elections are free, fair and devoid of all acts that could derail the current peace the country enjoys.
President Mills gave the assurance on August 18, 2011 when he addressed the 3rd General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana Themed: ‘Integrity in Missions and Ministry at Ho.
He additional pledged his commitment to ensure that the country remained as peaceful as it was when he took over the administration of Ghana on January 7, 2009.
He cautioned that persons who have intentions of creating disorder during the elections in 2012 would be severely dealt with.
Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana show on Friday 19th August 2011, on the President’s assurance, the Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea stated that he was pleased that the President had called for a concerted effort to realize this dream, adding that the President’s dream would be achieved when incumbency is not employed to intimidate and harass other people from opposing political parties.
He noted that the NPP with a track record of peacefully handing over power when it had lost an election by the skin of the teeth is equally committed to ensuring a peaceful elections and nothing would stop the party from playing a positive role in that regard.
Nana Anomea who is also the Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South, called on government to punish those found to have engaged in electoral violence and irregularities.
By : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh