By Robert Anane, GNA
Accra, Dec. 9, GNA – The West African Centre for Counter Extremism (WACCE) on Wednesday called on leaders of political parties to be measured in the way they speak.
“This is because the language of leaders easily shaped the behaviour of their followers,” Mr Mucharo Mumuni, the Executive Director of WACCE, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra.
Touching on the December 7 polls, he said it was unfortunate that whilst politicians were very much aware that the Electoral Commission (EC) was the only authorised body to announce results of the election, “they still preferred to play the regular political games.”
Mr Mumuni said there was enough transparency currently for the public to know the truth with regards to the results, which made it unnecessary for anybody to fuel chaos.
He observed that even if anyone disagreed with the declared results, there were legal channels for redress.
He noted that being in disagreement with the EC declared results did not mean disrupting the national process by engaging in acts of chaos.
“The media should act in the interest of the nation, and desist from reportage based on partisan interests,” Mr Mumuni said.
He reminded the public that Ghana had earned the reputation of an icon of democratic governance, and it was the duty of every citizen to maintain that achievement.
“At this moment, let us act as one nation. We have all helped to build this great tradition. We do not want to destroy it,” Mr Mumuni said.