The Wa branch of the Coalition of Civil Society organizations in governance and Security has called for the conduct of peaceful polls in the upcoming general elections.
During a Press Conference Wednesday 2 December, 2020, thecoalition said it was important for the electorate, especially the youth, to maintain a good posture so as to ensure the atmosphere of peace before, during and after the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
In a brief address to the media, Madam Kathrine Emissah, Head of Programs at Pronet North, noted that the upcoming polls was not a fight Ghanaians were going to engage in but the exercising of their franchise.
She warned it would be disastrous if there should be any sort of chaos during the impending elections.
According to her, anyone who is a registered voter should go to the polling station and exercise his or her right in a peaceful,calm manner and go home.
She said after the close of polls, people can return to observe the counting process after which, the results must be accepted by all no matter who emerged the winner.
Madam Katherine believed many election violence were often triggered by the refusal of the losing party to accept the outcome. She therefore appealed to all to accept the outcome of the elections no matter where it goes.
She cautioned the youth, in particular, to exercise restraint in doing whatever that is likely to mar the secure environment.
She charged them to avoid hard drugs since it is one thing that stimulates many of them to engage in violence.
To her, the youth were to be held responsible should the polls go on well or otherwise.