The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has issued a strong warning to all and sundry for the sustenance of peace ahead of the 2016 electioneering campaign period.
“Let me use this occasion to caution anyone who seeks to use this election to undermine the peace, stability and integrity of the country that he security agencies cannot and would not sit by for anybody to undermine the peace that we have all toiled for all these years and continue to enjoy today,” stated Chief of Defence Staff Air Vice Marshal Michael Samson-Oje.
He was speaking at an interaction between the heads of the state security agencies and media personnel on Friday, May 13.
“By the nature of your reportage try to always confirm your facts, report objectively and to always be mindful of the impact of your reports,” the former Chief of Air Staff admonished the media practitioners.
“This way we will all play our roles towards a peaceful election for this nation.”
Ghana goes to the polls for the seventh consecutive time in November this year.
The elections will be the first after the landmark election petition.
The presidential contest will be the second for frontrunners John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Air Vice Marshall Samson-Oje called for a cordial relationship between all parties “and also understand and appreciate each other”.
“Let all our actions be geared towards the execution of yet another peaceful elections to the admiration of the whole continent and the world at large.”