Ghanaian politicians have been cautioned to desist from the use of students to carry out activities that breed election violence as the country heads to the polls on Monday, December 7, 2020.
According to the University Students’ Association of Ghana, politicians should respect the views of university students and not engage them in acts of violence.
Speaking at a press conference at the Ghana International Press Center, the Association’s President, Paul Abrokwah said the conduct of elections must be done in a peaceful environment devoid of any form of electoral violence.
He entreated university students who constitute a youthful population to chart a path that will serve as an example to future generations.
“As the youth of this country, we have a responsibility to uphold and keep the good name of Ghana. In the end we all have to remember that we are the future leaders and what we do now lays the foundation for generations to follow. We want to use this opportunity to wish all candidates the very best ahead of the elections.
“We want to state here categorically that university students are not a conduit or medium to perpetrate election violence. We ask and urge that all political parties to respect the views of our constituents who are university students and therefore not to engage them in any electoral malpractices,” he appealed.
He further urged the electorate, particularly students, to strictly adhere to all laid down COVID-19 safety protocols.
“As we exercise our franchise, let us all endeavor to do so peacefully shunning any form of violence. We must not fall prey to such activities which perpetrate violence during and after the election.
“Also remember to observe and keep to all COVID-19 protocols as you exercise your franchise,” he entreated.
Story by: Daniel Sackitey │ universnewsroom.com