The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, has held phone calls with the leaders of Ghana’s two main parties, impressing upon them the need for a peaceful polls.
In a statement released by the UN, the organisation revealed its head held phone conversations with President John Dramani Mahama and opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo.
The conversations were on the need for a peaceful polls to be held and the steps to be taken to ensure Ghana’s culture of political stability remains.
Read statement below…
Secretary-General’s telephone conversations with H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Head of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)
Today, the Secretary-General had separate telephone conversations with H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, head of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), to discuss the general elections that are scheduled to take place on 7 December in Ghana.
The Secretary-General underscored the importance of an environment conducive to peaceful and credible elections, and urged the two leaders to continue their role in defusing tensions and preserving peace.
Bearing in mind Ghana’s history of political stability and peaceful elections, the Secretary-General underscored the need for all political parties to sign a Code of Conduct, which will greatly assist in lowering tensions and preventing electoral violence.