Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II says he is optimistic that peace will prevail in the country after the general election scheduled to be held on Monday.
Speaking to an observation team of the European Union at the Manhyia palace on Saturdsay, the Asantehene admitted that although there will be pocket of disturbances in a couple of constituencies, he trust that they will not escalate into a civil war.
He believed that the Ghana Police Service are all set up and ready to handle the security breaches to ensure that Ghana holds its electoral processes peacefully.
The Asantehene then urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to maintain its transparency and ensure that the nation conducts a credible and reliable election.
“The Electoral Commission assures me that the election is going to be transparent till when they finally declare the result. What we have also said is that no one party should declare the results because it is the EC that has the authority and the final say in that.
“And therefore, we will continue to monitor everything all through from Monday through the votes and vote counting till the next day until the EC announces the result and see what happens.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who has been instrumental in advising all candidate also added that he is prepared to mediate when the need arises.
“I believe that there is a clear manifestation and misunderstanding [among the political opponents] but I can assure you that even if it tries to get out of hand we are ready to step in and talk to both political parties to be able to resolve the issues.
“So from here, I believe that both parties are aware of what Ghana needs. And from my interactions with them all through, I have gotten them to appreciate that Ghana is far bigger than what they seeking and, therefore, they should create an impression on their supporters to desist from violence,” he added.
Meanwhile, the European Union’s Election Observation Mission is unhappy with the use of vigilantes by political parties.
They hoped the vigilantism will not be the force will fall on during the election.
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