The Gazette Editorial: Political Violence Must Stop Now
The December 7 polls is drawing closer with the various political parties campaigning vigorously to woo Ghanaians for their votes.
Over the electoral years ,political violence had taken center stage among supporters of the two key political parties: National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party.
The Gazette has noticed with worrying trends pockets of political violence across the nation in the lead to this year’s elections . Few weeks ago in the Brong Ahafo Region, supporters of the NDC and NPP clashed over issues concerning the transfer of votes.
Over the weekend,supporters of these two parties clashed again at Ajumako Besease in the Central Region with some sustaining machete wounds. Those severely wounded were rushed to the hospital for treatment and later discharged.
The Gazette is appealing to all and sundry to hold the peace of the nation as we go through this simple democratic exercise of elections. This is not an “all die be die” cause and the leaders of these main political parties must drum this message very well into the ears of their faithful.
The security services must investigate all these disturbances and punish the trouble makers to serve as a deterrent to others.
They must also be able to preempt violence in trouble spot areas and put in place all the necessary measures to prevent violence before,during and after the December 7 elections