Chairperson of Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensah has sent a piece of advice to the youth in Ghana urging them to desist from any form of electoral violence ahead, during and after the forthcoming elections.
She added that the Ghanaian youth should not avail themselves to be used for chaos irrespective of where they find themselves during the December polls.
Mrs Mensah comments come as a reaction to the recent violence that occurred at Jamestown in the Odododiodio constituency, Sunday October 25, 2020.
While addressing first-time voters in Accra Thursday, the EC chair said “I would like to use this opportunity to call on the youth not to allow yourselves to be used to foment trouble. Be it on the streets or social media. Just a few days ago we saw some acts of violence in Odododiodio and I believe there are people who are behind this violence… You must not allow yourself to be used. Let us say no to violence.”
Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) clashed in Jamestown in the Odododiodio constituency on Sunday morning.
Well a New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary candidate for Odododiodio constituency, Nii Lante Bannerman,alleged the Member of Parliament of the area, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, of masterminding attacks on some NPP supporters in the area.