Election 2016 2016 elections will be peaceful - Mahama

The President has sworn to ensure the upcoming elections don't degenerate to cause problems for Ghana.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!


President John Dramani Mahama has vowed to ensure the 2015 Ghana General Elections are peaceful and successful

His assurance comes on the back of the widespread scaremongering that has been haunting the run-up to the December 7 polls.

There have been many calls on Ghanaians to value the need to live in peaceful coexistence with each other in order to prevent any possible violence before, during and after the high profile event.

READ ALSO:Election 2016 Only half of Africans trust the ECs - Afrobarometer

The National Peace Council has also expressed worry over the entrenched positions taken by some political parties on how to sanitise the electoral process in the country.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Charlotte Osei also indicated the possibility of violence if the 2016 elections is not well managed.

But President John Dramani Mahama has allayed the fears of Ghanaians regarding any possible conflicts ahead of the exercise.

RELATED:Election 2016 EC to begin vetting presidential nominees today

President Mahama, who is seeking a second term in office, said as part of efforts to ensure the December 7 polls are peaceful, “… Whatever we can do as human beings – and I as the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ghana – we will do to make sure we have a peaceful and successful election. The seventh elections we are going to hold will again be peaceful and successful and whoever God decides must lead us in the next four years, He Himself will decide.”

“… We have elections again, we have no cause to doubt that those elections will be peaceful because we’ve done it six times over and every time we are going to do it, there’s scaremongering – ‘this will happen, that will happen’ – but don’t we trust in God?” Mr Mahama said at the Royal House Chapel International in Accra on Sunday, 2 October.

READ MORE:Election 2016 Vice president visits Prophet One for prayers [Video]

He continued: “God’s hand and favour is on this country. There is not going to be any trouble.

“We have a constitution, we have operated it if we have an election dispute; we know how it must be handled. Definitely, violence is not an option.”



Download our mobile app today.

Android - Google Play Store

iPhone - Apple App Store

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 LIVE UPDATES 2016 Election Results: Nana Addo wins presidential racebullet
2 Election 2016 5 reasons why Mahama lost election 2016bullet
3 Election 2016 Parliamentary giants who have lost their seatsbullet
4 Election 2016 Mahama in a comfortable lead - NDC counters NPPbullet
5 Francisca Oteng Mensah Meet the youngest parliamentarian in the...bullet
6 Profile All you need to know about Samira Bawumiabullet
7 Profile All you need to know about Rebecca Akufo-Addobullet
8 #PulseElections 5 things you didn't know about Nana Addo...bullet
9 2016 Election Pulse News projects one touch victory for...bullet
10 Legal Challenge? Tony Lithur and Attorney General...bullet

Top Videos

1 Election 2016 T.B Joshua in Ghana to subvert election 2016 - Rev. Owusu...bullet
2 Video Tina Mensah beats Obuobia to win Weija-Gbawe constituencybullet
3 #PulseElection Confusion at Weija-Gbawe constituency over special...bullet
4 Election 2016 Obinim threatens to rig elections for Mahama, Nana Addobullet
5 "The Minutes" EIU predicts win for NPPbullet
6 Election 2016 Obinim predicts victory for Nana Addobullet
7 Ghana Elections Voters argue over position in queue at...bullet
8 Election 2016 New NPP campaign ad features Mills, Rawlings...bullet
9 Pulse Elections Nana Addo will win by 53% - Gonga chief...bullet
10 Election 2016 I'll vote for Mahama - Nyaho Tamakloebullet

Politics