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Don’t allow politicians to use you for violence – EC advises youth

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Jean Mensa has urged all First Time Voters to be agents of peace as Ghana prepares to hold Presidential and Parliamentary Elections on , December,2020.

Mrs. Jean Mensa noted that the destiny of this country is in the hands of the youth and their participation in the political process is key.

However, she stated that the youth need to put the interest of the country first by standing out as agents of peace before, during and after the elections.

I would like to use this opportunity to call on the youth not to allow yourselves to be used to foment trouble. Be it on the streets or social media. Just a few days ago we saw some acts of violence in Odododiodoo and I believe there are people who are behind this violence… You must not allow yourself to be used. Let us say no to violence.”

The Chairperson said this when she met with Youth Bridge Foundation, a youth group aimed at mobilizing and building the capacity of Ghanaian First Time Voters to ensure they make informed decisions when they go to the polls.

Led by actress Clara Amoateng Benson also known as Maame Serwaa, the Youth Group commended the Commission’s Let the Citizen Know initiative for its role in giving them an opportunity to understand and be part of the electoral process.

The actress, herself a First Time Voter, led her colleagues to take a pledge to support the Commission’s voter education campaign and advocate for the youth in Ghana to respect the electoral process.

‘We are happy that for the first time, the youth in this country are showing a keen interest in the electoral process. I urge them to review the policies and programmes of the venous political parties before casting their vote. I also encourage them to tum up in their numbers early on election day and vote respectfully”, added Mrs. Jean Mensa.

On his part. Dr. Bossman Asare, Deputy Chairman of the Electoral Commission in charge of Corporate Services assured all registered voters and the First Time Voters that their registration details are intact and that the Commission will continue to be fair, transparent and will uphold integrity throughout the entire electoral process.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com

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