Hundreds march to promote peaceful elections in Ghana

The exercise ended at the Hearts Park with a call on all to ensure a peaceful election

Hundreds of Ghanaians have taken part in a peace march in Accra to promote peace before and after the 2012 general elections.

The march was organized by a Cape Coast-based group calling itself the Movement for a Peaceful Ghana.

Organizers said the march, which took them through some principal streets in Accra, was intended to promote peace in the country in the run-up to the 2012 polls.

The group converged at the Hearts Park near the Arts Centre in Accra after the march where they presented their ‘message’ to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Alex Segbefia, and Director of Communications at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho.

Mr Alex Segbefia addressing the group

“We pray that the security agencies will humbly adhere to calls by all not to intimidate any political party during the elections in order to have free, fair, transparent and above all very successful elections.

“We are by this march informing all political parties to refrain from utterances meant to spark controversies in the country… We are also calling on the youth who this country belongs to in the near future to avoid acts that will amount to violence.”

Alex Segbefia and Koku Anyidoho promised to deliver the message to the President, John Atta Mills, and promised the government’s commitment to ensure a peaceful election.