2024 polls: IAWPA Ghana calls on all opposition parties & candidates to eschew hate speech

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The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) has told all political parties especially the opposition ones to eschew hate speech in their campaigns ahead of the 2024 general elections.

IAWPA said it is important to maintain peace and cohesion in the country before, during, and after the elections this year.

IAWPA also told the Electoral Commission (EC) to be consistent and honest in the handling of electoral matters ahead of the elections.

“Peace is the foundation of democratic governance, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that the electoral process is free from violence, intimidation, and hate speech,” the UN Peace Ambassador Dr Sam Ben Owusu said at a press conference in Accra on Monday, June 10.

“We are appealing to all political parties, media houses and then Electoral Commission and all political party supporters, and all stakeholders to promote peaceful campaigning and dialogue, respect opposing views and opinions, and refrain from violence and inflammatory rhetoric.”

PRESS CONFERENCE.

ELECTION 2024 PEACE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN.

H.E. AMB. DR SAMUEL BEN OWUSU.

  1. IAWPA GH.

IAWPA -GHANA Calls for

  1. Peace and Unity among party faithful Ahead of the Ghana Election 2024*
  2. EC to uphold Honesty and consistency toward Election 2024 matters.
  3. All Ghanaians to vote as an act of patriotism and on peaceful campaign.

International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA) today urged all Ghanaians to prioritize peace and unity as the country approaches the 2024 general elections.

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“Peace is the foundation of democratic governance, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that the electoral process is free from violence, intimidation, and hate speech,”

We are appealing to all political parties, media houses and then Electoral Commission and all political party supporters, and all stakeholders to:

– Promote peaceful campaigning and dialogue

– Respect opposing views and opinions

– Refrain from violence and inflammatory rhetoric.

– Prioritize the nation’s interest above personal or political gain.

IAWPA also urged the Electoral Commission, security agencies, and other relevant institutions to ensure a fair, transparent, and peaceful electoral process.

We again, urge the Electoral Commission to uphold honesty and consistency in dealing with elections matters. We have noticed inconsistencies in Electoral Commissions informations and this is a security threat that must be dealt with moving forward.

We urge the Electoral Commission ( EC ) to

  1. Ensure a level playing field for all political parties and candidates.
  2. Implement robust security measures to prevent violence and intimidation.
  3. Conduct strong voter education and awareness programs to promote peaceful participation.
  4. Establish effective communication channels for reporting and addressing electoral concerns.
  5. Collaborate with security agencies, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to ensure a peaceful electoral process. And to all political parties and their leaders :All focus should be on addressing key issues affecting the country. All should engage in constructive dialogue, present clear and achievable plans, and demonstrate a commitment to transparency and accountability. Fostering unity and inclusivity among diverse parties supporting groups is crucial for a peaceful and successful election process.
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The peaceful conduct of elections is crucial for Ghana’s democratic growth, economic development, and social cohesion.  We trust that the Electoral commission will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and integrity of the electoral process.

To help avoid election malpractice, election with zero death toll, election with no casualty.

We call on the President, H. E. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFFO ADDO, to encourage national unity and patriotism.

To ensure smooth violent free election 2024.

We again ask the President, H.E. to show empathy to the youth of this country by providing all security measures to enhance peaceful elections.

We call on all opposition parties and candidates  to conduct all campaigns void of hate speech and inflammatory comments to avoid unnecessary violence especially among the youth.

We must do well to save Ghana from war, conflict and modern day migration slavery which has taken alot of our able Ghanaian youth to many countries.

“Let us work together to build a Ghana where diverse perspectives are valued, and peaceful coexistence is the norm.

IAWPA is committed to the following PEACE  AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS.

  1. Peaceful election without violence campaign
  2. Election free and fair campaign
  3. Social justice for all campaign
  4. Voters right and respect campaign
  5. Electoral Commission agent protection campaign
  6. Citizen freedom of expression campaign.
  7. Political party leaders and commentators against hate speeches campaign.
  8. Media freedom campaign.
  9. National Peace concert.
  10. Africa peace advocate award.
  11. Nation Peace Prayer rally.
  12. National Peace awareness media tour.
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We call on all Ghanaian religious leaders, traditional rulers, opinion leaders to join us push the agenda of Peace awareness ahead of General Elections 2024.

We call on the government

“Every vote Counts, every soul matters “.

Election free and fair.

Election no violence campaign NOW!!!

GOD BLESS IAWPA-GHANA, GOD BLESS MOTHER GHANA

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