President Akufo-Addo says no act of violence will be condoned in the December polls.
“In this year’s election, I want everyone to understand that so long as I am President, anyone who wants to perpetrate acts of violence will have to deal with the laws of the land irrespective of political affiliation. No one will go scot-free this time around, particularly in Asutifi and Asuanfo South. We do not want acts of lawlessness in Ghana,” The President said this when he addressed the people of Ahafo Region.
According to him,government with the assistance of the security agencies will ensure there is peace before, during and after the elections.
The President assured residents of the Ahafo Region, particularly in Asutifi South and Asunafo South, that the days of violence in their elections are over.
We’re contesting election 2020 on records not tribalism – Bawumia tells Mahama
Meanwhile Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cautioned former President John Mahama to desist from campaigning on tribal lines insisting it that will not win him the elections.
Dr Bawumia said this years elections will be based on individual records and achievements when they were given the mandate to lead the people of Ghana.
He said Ghanaians will juxtapose records of both the NDC and NPP to decide on who to elect.
Dr Bawumia said this when he addressed the Chiefs and people of Gushegu in the Northern Region on September 6, 2020.
His comments come on the back after President Akufo Addo’s criticism of Mr Mahama, for allegedly fanning ethnocentric comments when he said called those involved in the Agyapa deal as “Akyem Sakawa’ boys.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) shared a post by Bolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo which called Akyems ‘mafia’ and accused President Akufo-Addo and his kith of forming a families-and-friends cartel to capture the mineral resources of the state via the deal.
This comments have been condemned by the NPP leadership and Dr Bawumia says John Mahama can’t win an election on tribalism.
“This election is going to be fought on our records not on tribalism and my message to John Mahama is that you cannot win the Presidency with tribalism. Ghana has gone beyond tribalism.”
“Come and show your competence in the delivery to the people of Ghana. Because you don’t have competence, you are resorting to tribalism.”
He added that this is a clear indication that John Mahama is a divisive persons hence Ghanaians must not vote for him in the December polls and he must apologize for the comments.
“We don’t want a president who divides. We want a president who unites and so the recent utterance by John Mahama referring to Akyems as Sakawa boys; how do you take a whole tribe and say they are sakawa. We will not stand for tribalism and so we will continue to call on John Mahama to apologise unreservedly for what he has endorsed.”