Afrari-Gyan on Negative & Dangerous Advertisement
EC boss Kwakwo Afari-Gyan last has appealed to political parties contesting this year’s general elections to refrain from the war of the airwaves that has been engendered by “dangerous and negative” electronic adverts prior to the elections. He cautioned that portions of the campaign adverts currently being aired could further heighten the already intense political tension in parts of the country in the run up to the December polls.
Dr. Afari-Gyan said for the nation to enjoy free, fair and transparent elections campaigns should be conducted in a more decent manner and asked that the political parties respect each other’s views and carry out clean and fair campaigns to make everybody’s work easier and make the polls violence free.
Addressing the media and civil society on preparations so far made by the electoral commission for the December polls as part of a CDD sensitization programme, Dr. Afari-Gyan suggested that it is also important that government was not seen to be abusing incumbency but create a fee environment for all political parties to have access to all parts of the country to carry out their campaign activities.
He expressed concern about the situation in Tamale where some areas are inaccessible to certain candidates and parties to campaign saying “it is unfortunate that it’s happening but the situation in Tamale is volatile even more than Yendi.”
He said results of the elections would by declared within three days and appealed to the public to go out and cast their vote s peacefully while the media seeks clarifications from the EC in order to make informed and accurate reportage during and after the elections.
Source: Network Herald