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13.03.2012 General News

GUPS and USAG petition EC

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Accra, March 13, GNA – Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS) in collaboration with the University Students Association of Ghana (USAG) has embarked on a peace walk to engage the youth to play an active role in safeguarding the country's security and stability.

The walk dubbed “Politics of Insult: A Bad Recipe for Leadership and Threat to National Development” was aimed to caution against involving Ghanaian students and the youth in violence to mar this year's general election.

The walk also served as a platform to petition the Electoral Commission (EC) to work assiduously to ensure free and fair elections in order to win the confidence of the people and the political parties.

Presenting the petition to the EC, Mr Charles Amponsah, the President of GUPS, said the union was committed to educating students and the youth of the country not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for their selfish interest.

“We the GUPS and USAG will not support any person, group of persons, political party or any stakeholder who will engage in any act of indiscipline”, he said.

He said Ghanaians did not want to experience the conflict that happened in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast and asked the youth to be law abiding and to follow all the rules and regulations of the voting procedure during the elections.

Mr Samuel Yorke Aidoo, Director of Human Resource and General Service of EC, commended the students for their patriotism.

He appealed to them to continue to pursue a good course that would promote the country's democracy for national development.


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