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12.10.2008 Politics

Don't Provide Alcohol For Party Supporters – NCCE

The Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Miss Georgina Yeboah, is urging political parties to desist from buying alcoholic drinks for their supporters during their campaign tours or rallies.

“Providing drinks during political activities could be a recipe for chaos, since some people have little control over their senses when they are under the influence of alcohol,” Miss Yeboah pointed out.

The NCCE Director suggested the closure of all drinking bars on the election day “to make people go about their duties with sober minds”.

She gave the advice at a forum organised at Ajumako by the District Directorate of the Commission for political parties and security agents, to map out strategies that would ensure peace before, during and after the December elections.

Miss Yeboah advised the political parties to recruit people who had a deep knowledge of electoral laws as polling stations agents to forestall any confusion.

“Since elections are won or lost at polling stations, it is important that the parties or independent candidates place people who know what is expected of them at the centres,” she advised.

Mr James Koranteng, a field officer of the district directorate, cautioned against taunting by supporters of the winning party on the day of the elections.