IDEG-CFI PRESS STATEMENT: MOVING FORWARD ON GHANA’S POST ELECTION 2020 POLITICAL SITUATION
Members of the Media, Ladies and Gentlemen. Good morning, and a warm welcome to the Institute for Democratic Governance. Thank you for responding to the invitation to hear the considered perspectives of the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) and the Civic Forum Initiative (CFI), on Ghana’s political situation following the December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. We have issued an earlier press statement and have granted interviews on various media houses. This press statement is a continuation of the above. The purpose is to address issues that have emerged since our earlier press statement.
Ghana has just achieved the immense feat of undertaking general Elections within a Covid-19 context, and in a largely peaceful and orderly manner. We have attracted the admiration of our peers across the West African sub-region, and the respect of the international community. Today, every citizen of this nation should be proud to be Ghanaian.
Notwithstanding the above, developments following the declaration of the elections require that we, as a governance platform, clarify the dynamics of the current political situation and how to respond to it. We wish to assure citizens that the 1992 Constitution has adequate provision for redress of their concerns through civil and non-violent processes.
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