Election 2016: Use IPAC to resolve election issues – Otumfuo

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged political parties to use the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings to resolve all election related grievances with the Electoral Commission (EC) ahead of the December polls.

“The EC and the political parties must resolve their challenges during IPAC meetings, I will even suggest the Inspector General of Police is invited to IPAC meetings so that he will be reliably informed of the consensus between the parties and the EC, so that if any party flouts what has been agreed, the law can be applied.

“We need this to maintain the peace in the country,” the Asante king said when the Minister for the Interior, Prosper Bani, and the Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor, called on him at the Manhyia Palace on Thursday July 28.

Otumfuo also called on leaders of the various political parties to ensure that they don’t use any foul language during their campaigns.

“Peace is what we seek. No investor will want to invest in a non-peaceful country, so it is our duty and responsibility as Ghanaians to work together for peace because we have only one Ghana. All the political parties and the EC must remain fair and transparent in their activities ahead of the elections.

“Politicians must explain to the electorate why they are seeking their mandate during campaigns; it should not be about insults. I am certain Ghanaians will support whoever emerges as the winner after the elections,” he added.