Kofi Annan calls on ‘losers to concede as quickly as possible to defuse tensions’

    /    Dec 9, 2016   /     NewsBreak  /    0 Comments  /    252 Views

Former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has issued a statement commending the Electoral Commission and people of Ghana for conducting an incident free election.

The former diplomat has however implored all candidates,supporters of the various Political Parties to remain calm until an official announcement is made by the EC.

He also urged losers of the general elections to accept their defeat in good fate.

Read the Statement below

“I want to congratulate the Election Commission, its staff and the people of Ghana for conducting a good election on 7 December, worthy of our democratic tradition. I also applaud the support and the diligence of the electoral observers – national and international.

I call on the candidates, their parties and their supporters to remain calm until the announcement of the final results by the Election Commission. There is no reason for incitement.

In the spirit of democracy, I call on the losers to concede as quickly as possible to defuse tensions and allay uncertainties. Let me take this opportunity to congratulate the five candidates who have already done so in light of the preliminary results and clear trends.

The people of Ghana are waiting and watching, let’s not disappoint them.”

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