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23.12.2008 Elections

Asantehene urges registered voters to exercise their franchise

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Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged traditional rulers in Asanteman to encourage all registered voters to cast their ballots during the December 28 Presidential Election Runoff.

He said it was the duty of traditional rulers to impress upon their people to vote to elect a president of their choice.

A statement the Media Relation Manager of Manhyia, George Boasiako Osei Antiw signed on Tuesday, said Otumfuo Osei Tutu was speaking at the last meeting of the year of the Asanteman Council held at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

He urged paramount chiefs to request their elders through traditional means, such as beating of gong-gong, to ask people to vote, saying Ghanaians wanted development and this was the time to vote for a candidate, who was development oriented.

The Asantehene advised registered voters not to cause confusion at the polling stations to disrupt the voting process to give Asanteman a bad name.

He praised voters for their comportment during the December 7 elections and expressed the hope that they would exhibit similar attitudes during Sunday's runoff.

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