Don’t Be Used By Politicians For Election Violence – EC To Youth

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The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Jean Mensa has charged the youth to avoid being used as instruments of violence in the run-up to the general elections.

She said the possibility of losing one’s life should be enough to deter young people from engaging in electoral violence.

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Interacting with first-time voters under the auspices of Youth Bridge Foundation on Thursday, Madam Jean Mensa said she regrets the involvement of young people in electoral violence.

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“I would like to use this opportunity to call on the youth not to allow yourselves to be used to foment trouble. Be it on the streets or social media. Just a few days ago we saw some acts of violence in Odododiodoo and I believe there are people who are behind this violence… You must not allow yourself to be used. Let us say no to violence.”

The EC Chairperson’s comment comes days after a bloody clash between supporters of the NPP and the NDC last Sunday.

The clash, which occurred in the course of a health walk by the NDC in the constituency, left some supporters of both parties injured.

There was a misunderstanding between a group of young men at an area known as Blue Gate which resulted in the throwing of stones and bottles.

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Two persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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