The leaderships of Students’ Unions and Associations in Ghana, in a joint press conference held today, have advised political parties and civil society groups to allow the Electoral Commission to exercise its constitutional functions.
Addressing the press this morning, the National President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), Mr. Issac Jay Hyde called for an end to the rancorous debate in the media space, adding that “egos must be put aside and cool heads must be allowed to be prevailed for the EC to execute its mandate judiciously to the good people of Ghana.
“We call on all political parties and stakeholders to continue to use the Inter Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meetings to engage the EC on their concerns” he added.
He further admonished the Electoral Commission to do well to engage all opposing parties and stakeholders in a manner that shows respect and appreciation of their views in a democratic space.
“The EC must be transparent in its dealings with all political parties and stakeholders, and to work assiduously to allay their fears in order to command strong confidence and trust in the electoral process” he stressed.
The statement was endorsed by the National Presidents of all the students’ unions and associations in Ghana, including the University Students’ Association of Ghana (USAG), Graduate Students’ Association Ghana (GRASAG), Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana (PUSAG), Ghana Union of Professional Students (GUPS), Training Teachers Association of Ghana (TTAG) and National Health Students’ Association of Ghana (NHASAG).