Interview of Mr. Ban Ki-moon to People’s Daily
Interview of Mr. Ban Ki-moon to People’s Daily

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday congratulated the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and on the peaceful conduct of the elections, and called on “all political actors and their supporters to exercise patience while the ballots are being counted.”

The secretary-general said in a statement that he was following with great interest the situation in Ghana after the presidential and parliamentary elections taking place on Dec. 7.

Ban “welcomes the commitment of all presidential candidates to maintain peace as demonstrated by their signing of a Peace Accord on 1 December,” the statement said.

“He urges that any disputes be resolved peacefully through established legal channels,” it added. “In Ghana as elsewhere, the most important aspects of elections are that the genuine will of the people be reflected in the final results, and that those results be respected.”

The electoral commission has yet to release final results from this week’s elections. Seven candidates are contesting Ghana’s presidency. If no one wins a majority, there will be a runoff between the top two. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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