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29.12.2008 Elections

NCCE urges public to allow EC Chairman to declare results

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The National Commission or

Civic Education (NCCE) on Monday called on Ghanaians to allow

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman of the Electoral Commission

(EC), to discharge his constitutional mandate of declaring the final

results of the Presidential Election Runoff.
A statement signed by Mr Farhan Larry Bimi, Chairman of

the Commission, in Accra, noted that any act of provocative

jubilation by winning party supporters could become

counter-productive to the nation's nascent democratic development.

The Commission further called on Ghanaians to remain calm as

the nation got closer to electing a new Leader.
It also exhorted all party leaders to restrain their supporters and

sympathizers to see the outcome of the election as a victory for

Ghana as well as Ghanaians and not for one person or one party.

“We urge all community leaders, chiefs, opinion leaders,

heads of faith- based organisations and all identifiable bodies to

impress upon their members to heed to the NCCE's call to enhance

national cohesion and peace at this crucial period of the country's

tenuous political environment,” the statement said.

“Whoever is declared by the Electoral Commission as

duly elected must be accepted by all Ghanaians as the new president

of the nation,” the Commission said.

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