It Is Impossible To Postpone This Year Elections - President Nana Akufo-Addo
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Following President Nana Akufo-Addo's address to the nation on GBC, on Monday evening, 29th June, 2020, the President said it is not possible for the parliamentary and presidential elections to be put on hold.
President Akufo-Addo said; "There are some who have argued and continue to argue that in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, the compilation of a new register and indeed the conduct of the parliamentary and presidential elections should be put on hold and scheduled for a later date, perhaps when the pandemic ends, that is not possible".
"The constitution of our Republic makes no provision to the extension of the mandate of the president who rules the executive power beyond 4 years. To exercise the executive power in the country, you must be duly elected by the Ghanaian people".
The President further announced that when his mandate as current President expires, a duly elected person must be ready to be sworn in as President of the Republic of Ghana and there is no other way.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. It is impossible for the presidential and parliamentary elections to be put on hold -President Nana Akufo-Addo.
"In order to forestall any needless constitutional controversy which will throw our nation into jeopardy, we must vote on 7th December, 2020, the same applies to parliament. We should not fear or be alarmed despite the covid-19 pandemic", the President said.
"Elections are being properly conducted in many nations across the globe. In Asia, we witness the conduct of a successful elections of South Korea in April, at the height of the pandemic in that country. In Europe, last week, we have seen those of Poland, and in our own continent of Africa, both Mali amd Malawi have preceded us in organizing successful national elections. Surely it is not beyond Ghana to join these nations in organizing a successful general elections even in the midst of the pandemic".
Nana Akufo-Addo urged all eligible Ghanaians 18 years and over and of sound mind to go out in their numbers and register so that they can elect the government of their choice in a free, fair, peaceful and transparent elections.
The President also said, to guarantee the safety of all Ghanaians the Electoral Commission have put in place the necessary protocols across the country which should be adhered to strictly.