Electoral Violence

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) followed the just ended bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, with keen interest, as it was a further illustration of the democratic process that is imbedded in Ghana.

However, a release copied to Newsghana.com.gh stated that, “Our attention has been drawn to media reports of violence and a shooting incidence by unidentified armed men at the La Bawalashie Presby JHS polling station during the bye-election, leading to the injury of at least six people.

We strongly condemn such impunity and brazen acts of violence which undermine Ghana’s hard-earned democracy and peace.
Ghana as a pillar of stability in the subregion, must not become complacent.

We call on all to avoid violence and the use of inflammatory language that could further increase tensions.”

Signed By:
Ms. Gita Welch
Resident Representative (a.i)


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