23 November 2012

Ghana: National Peace Council, Asantehene Meet Flagbearers

The National Peace Council (NPC) and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II will be meeting presidential candidates at a joint meeting in Kumasi ahead of the general elections.

All eight presidential candidates are expected at the meeting slated for Tuesday, November 27. The meeting which is aimed at getting all the candidates to publicly take a collective stand against electoral violence, impunity and injustice is scheduled to take place at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The programme is being organised under the auspices of the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG)

Also expected at the meeting are former Presidents Rawlings and Kufuor, the President of the National House of Chiefs, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, and the Inspector General of Police.

The meeting is expected to be carried live by the media to show the parties' willingness to ensure that the country is safe for all.

The President of the NPC. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante told Breakfast XYZ that the flagbearers will be held accountable if they fail to live up to the commitment made.

Also invited are leaders and representatives of the political parties and their youth wings, representatives of civil society, business and trade associations, security agencies, relevant organs of the state, members of the Diplomatic Corp and media organizations.

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