Ayawaso by-polls: UNDP condemns violent attacks

Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election characterized by violence

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has condemned the violence that characterized the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election in Accra, Thursday.

Contained in a statement issued and signed by the UNDP Resident Representative, Ms Gita Welch, Thursday, the UNDP stated; “we strongly condemn such impunity and brazen acts of violence which undermine Ghana’s hard-earned democracy and peace.”

“Ghana as a pillar of stability in the sub-region, must not become complacent. We call on all to avoid violence and the use of inflammatory language that could further increase tensions,” the statement added.

Read full statement below:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been following the ongoing bye-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, with keen interest, as this is a further illustration of the democratic process that is imbedded in Ghana.

However, our attention has been drawn to media reports of violence and a shooting incidence by unidentified armed men at the La Bawalashie Presby JHS polling station during the bye-election, leading to the injury of at least six people.

We strongly condemn such impunity and brazen acts of violence which undermine Ghana’s hard-earned democracy and peace.

Ghana as a pillar of stability in the subregion, must not become complacent. We call on all to avoid violence and the use of inflammatory language that could further increase tensions.

Signed By:
Ms. Gita Welch
Resident Representative (a.i)

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Source: Michael Blessing/Daily News/Gh

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