President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday expressed confidence that Ghanaians are law abiding and would therefore adhere to all the electoral laws before, during and after the Friday polls.
“Ghanaians have in the last five general elections conducted themselves professionally, and this time round I am very confident that they will conduct themselves even better than the previous years in question.”
President Mahama expressed this confidence, when he addressed a rally at Dodowa in the Dangbe West as part of his three-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.
The Greater Accra Region is the last that President was covering after carrying out similar campaign programmes in the other nine regions in the past one and half months.
President Mahama said Ghanaians were already accustomed to the rules and regulations regarding voting to select President and Parliamentary candidates and hoped that they would once again deliver in that to continue to earn the respect and admiration of colleagues from other African countries.
He gave the assurance that government would provide all the necessary logistics that would enable the Electoral Commission and the Security Services to carry out their duties successfully and effectively.
“Government has done its part in providing the necessary logistics and I expect all other stakeholders to perform their roles professionally to once again place our dear country above her peers in the political landscape,” he added.
The President admonished supporters of the National Democratic Congress to avoid violence and other forms of intimidations that could undermine the peace and unity of the country.
“As the president of the Republic and a Presidential candidate of the National democratic Congress, I have a dual role of ensuring that my supporters conducted themselves well as well as ensuring that the elections were conducted on a level playing field.”
He promised that as the President of the land, he would ensure that the security acted aptly to curb any act of violence and disturbances before, during and after the elections.
He added: “The Security agencies will go in for individuals or groups of people who try to destabilize this year’s general election.”
President Mahama also addressed similar rallies at Danfa, Madina, Dansoman, Chorkor, Arts Centre, Labadi, Nungua and Teshie. GNA