Election 2016 Rawlings asks security agencies to be impartial

President Rawlings was speaking in a meeting with former Namibia leader Hifikepunye Pohamba who is in the country to address a lecture at the University for Development Studies in Tamale.

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Rawlings, right. Hifikepunye Pohamba, next to Rawlings. Professor Ayum Teye Vice Chancellor of UDS, far left. play

Rawlings, right. Hifikepunye Pohamba, next to Rawlings. Professor Ayum Teye Vice Chancellor of UDS, far left.

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Former president Jerry John Rawlings has asked security officials to be neutral and not take sides ahead of the November 7 elections.

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President Rawlings was speaking in a meeting with former Namibia leader Hifikepunye Pohamba who is in the country to address a lecture at the University for Development Studies in Tamale.

“We will play our part to ask our people to make it as peaceful as possible but I guess what will ensure the peace is to make sure that we all remain vigilant and let’s hope the law enforcement agencies will also be impartial,” Rawlings said.

“We are not unknown for ensuring peaceful elections but this year’s might prove to be a little complex; that is why we are all praying,” President Rawlings added.

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On his part, Pohamba said it was his prayer that the elections will be peaceful and the winner will be accepted by all Ghanaians.

He also hailed his country’s special relationship with Rawlings and Ghanaians, adding that he feels honoured to lecture at a university Rawlings initiated.

“I am informed you initiated the establishment of the University of Development Studies and I feel greatly honoured to be selected to deliver lectures at such an important university.”

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Pohamba will deliver the fourth in the Africa Leadership Lecture series of the UDS under the theme ‘Genesis and Trajectory of Contemporary Africa Leadership’, on April 27, 28, and 29.

He will  also be decorated with an Honorary Doctorate Degree on Friday, November 29, 2016.

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