President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated the Electoral Commission for conducting a free, fair, transparent and credible by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
According to the president, inspite of the isolated case of violence that occurred at one polling station, the Electoral Commission has demonstrated a high sense of professionalism and readiness to administer a sound election come 2020.
‘’I commend the Electoral Commission for the professionalism it displayed in conducting a free, fair, transparent and credible election, despite the isolated challenge it faced’’ he said in statement congratulating the Member of Parliament-elect for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
The president also praised the generality of the Ghanaian people saying ‘’The Ghanaian people have, again, demonstrated to the world their deep attachment to the principles of democratic accountability and the rule of law. Ghana’s democracy is robust, and will only grow from strength to strength’’.
The president continued that ‘’ the isolated incident of violence, which occurred in the early stages of the election, was unfortunate and regrettable, and I condemn it in no uncertain terms. A by-election should be a peaceful and happy event, no matter how competitive. The Police is committed to conducting a rapid inquiry into the matter, and I expect all persons who are found culpable, at the end of the process, to face the full rigours of the law’’.