The Civic Forum Initiative (CFI), an amalgamation of civil society organisations, on Friday called on Ghanaians, especially politicians, to ensure that the December 7 general election is credible and peaceful.
Major General Nii Carl Coleman, the Chairman of the CPI, said elections were about the context of ideas and that political parties were selling their ideas to the citizenry, who would decide whether to buy or reject them.
The Election Situation Rooms were established by the Institute of Democratic Governance (IDEG) and CFI to serve as election observatories, conflict mediation platforms, hubs for all information on elections, and as coordinating centres for field observation of the elections by civic society.
“People go out to vote expecting a certain outcome for their development and they put their trust in the system. What we are saying is that this should be done in a very decorous way. But we as civil society have a duty to ensure that things are done peacefully,” he said.
He appealed to civil society to sure they observed the activities of political actors with a neutral stance, reporting what they see on the ground fairly and accurately, without showing their individual political colours.
The workshop was organised in Accra by the IDEG in partnership with CFI, with the support from the Embassy of Denmark.
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