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General News of Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Source: classfmonline.com

December polls: Don’t intimidate losers – Rawlings

Whichever party wins the 7 December polls must ensure that the losing parties and their supporters do not feel intimidated, former President Jerry John Rawlings has told Volta regional executives of the main opposition New Patriotic Party when they paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Accra.

The NPP executives visited Mr Rawlings to table their concerns about Togolese taking part in Ghana’s elections.

Addressing the executives, Mr Rawlings, who is the founder of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), said: “Most parties are working towards winning and I wish all of you the best, but one serious appeal…is that irrespective of whoever emerges as the winner, I hope the losing parties and their supporters will have no reason to feel insecure.

“It’s important that we take the necessary steps to give the necessary assurance to all citizens …” he added.

As far as the 7 December polls are concerned, Mr Rawlings urged the various parties to “do everything and anything that is possible to maintain the spirit of goodwill”, because “the time is a little too short”.