Dr Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah

The development of a nation is not only measured by the provision of infrastructure but also the protection of the freedom and liberties of the citizenry.

A statement signed by Mr Onsy Nkrumah, the First Vice Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and copied the Ghana News Agency, said Ghana must follow the tenets of the democracy it employed from the culture of the Greeks, which stipulated that liberty, freedom and nation were supreme and must be upheld in sanctity above individual interests.

“I want to appeal to the President of Ghana as the chief custodian of the peace and stability of our country to do the best in his mandate to ensure free, fair and transparent elections on December 7, 2020,” it added.

It advised all contestants in the elections to uphold the freedom and liberty of the people to ensure peace, adding that that made one a true statesman.

The statement said elections that were flawed and won with brute force made the winner a villain and dishonourable and not a hero.

It appealed to the security agencies to demonstrate their patriotism and loyalty to Ghana by acting on their mandate to protect all Ghanaians without discrimination.

“It is their duty to deal with trouble makers and agents of provocation and intimidation, to ensure a peaceful environment for the country to have a free, fair and transparent elections for the survival of democracy in Ghana,” the statement said.

It urged the electorate to go out in their numbers to vote for CPP as its next government as it had proven to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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The Ghana news Agency (GNA) was established on March 5, 1957, i.e. on the eve of Ghana's independence and charged with the "dissemination of truthful unbiased news". It was the first news agency to be established in Sub-Saharan Africa. GNA was part of a comprehensive communication policy that sought to harness the information arm of the state to build a viable, united and cohesive nation-state. GNA has therefore been operating in the unique role of mobilizing the citizens for nation building, economic and social development, national unity and integration.

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