The NPP and NDC have signed a 3rd Peace Pact ahead of the election. At the ceremony, the President and former President, John Dramani Mahama signed a peace pact on behalf of their respective parties to ensure peace before during and after the election. They agreed to a six-point resolution read by Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah, the Chief Justice and witnessed by Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, Chairman of the National Peace Council, Ogyeahohuo Yaw Gyebi II, President of the National House of Chiefs and Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance.
Speaking at the event, the President said the NPP will accept the results of the general election in good faith.
“It is in the interest of political parties to ensure that there is no tension and that there is a truly peaceful atmosphere in this country. We in the NPP want a credible election conducted in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere.”
“We are setting the track record that will make Ghanaians vote to renew our mandate. I have said that we believe in election and I have given my word that we shall accept the verdict of the people of Ghana. Above all, the peace, unity and safety of Ghana will be our primary consideration. May God bless our homeland Ghana and make us great and strong.”
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reiterated his commitment to ensuring a peaceful, free and fair election on Monday. Nana Akufo-Addo said the government in collaboration with the country’s security agencies have put in place all necessary arrangements to ensure the polls are free and fair.
The ceremony was attended by high profile personalities, including Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel and Head of the United Nation Office for West Africa, Mrs. Johnson Ellen Sirleaf, Former Liberian President and Head of ECOWAS Observer Team, Ms Diana Acconcia, Head of European Union Delegation to Ghana, Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson, Electoral Commission, the leadership of the two major political parties, the clergy, traditional authorities, civil society organizations, heads of security agencies, the diplomatic community and the media.
The former president and the NDC flagbearer, said he stood for peace and pledged to ensure that there was peace before, during and after the election.