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General News of Saturday, 21 December 2019


2020: I'll make sure you vote in "peace, freedom" – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his government will ensure that Ghanaians vote to choose their next set of national leaders in an atmosphere of freedom and peace during the 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls.

Speaking at a festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at the Jubilee House on Friday, 20 December 2019, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “For the first time in our country, all three arms of government: the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive, have each held a festival of Nine lessons and Carols”.

“It is a strong testimony of the determination of each arm to be guided in their work by the Christian values of faith, love, charity and reconciliation”, he noted.

“This commitment”, the President observed, “Is particularly important, especially as we enter a new year in which the nation is going to conduct a general election so that our people can choose the person or persons they want to manage the affairs of the nation on their behalf”.

“We have a responsibility to ensure that we put our best foot forward beginning with the people in this house [Presidency]”, the President acknowledged, adding: “We will be conducting the 8th general election of our history in the fourth republic. We have to ensure that it is peaceful, and orderly so that our people can make their choice in freedom and peace”.

“I am very optimistic that that will be the case and that the reputation of our nation as a beacon of democracy will be further strengthened”, Mr Akufo-Addo hoped.

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