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21.11.2008 Elections

EC Lauds Politicians In Eastern Region

> EC Lauds Politicians In Eastern Region

The deputy chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC) in charge of Finance and Administration, Mr David Kanga, has praised politicians in the Eastern Region, especially parliamentary candidates, for the able manner they conducted themselves in the previous general elections.

He said the co-operation and friendly relations among the parliamentary candidates from the 1996 elections had made such events incident-free in the region.

Mr Kanga gave the commendation during an interaction with parliamentary aspirants for the December 7 election in the Eastern Region in Koforidua on Tuesday.

The one-day event during which a mock voting exercise was conducted, brought together prospective MPs such as Samuel Ofosu Ampofo (NDC, Fanteakwa); Emmanuel Agyarko (NPP, Lower Manya Krobo); Bernice Beatrice Boateng (NPP, New Juaben South); Emmanuel Adu Boateng (New Juaben North); Hackman Owusu Agyeman (NPP, New Juaben North); Nana Obuade Boateng (PNC, New Juaben South) as well as many others from the contesting political parties all of whom expressed their sentiments on how to make the elections free and fair.

Mr Kanga stated that if all politicians, especially parliamentary candidates, would conduct themselves like those in the Eastern Region, this year's elections would be peaceful.

He, therefore, appealed to all politicians to do their best to ensure peaceful elections on December 7.

Earlier in his welcoming address, the Eastern Regional Director of the EC, Mr Paul Boateng, said it was the collective responsibility of all stakeholders such as politicians, security personnel and the media to make the elections peaceful.

All the participants affirmed that they would do their best to make the elections peaceful and appealed to the EC and other stakeholders such as the security personnel and the media to be circumspect in their operations in that respect.

Story By A. Kofoya-Tetteh, Koforidua


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