Work Diligently To Prevent Electoral Violence - Andrew Asiamah To Election Observers
The Second Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Andrew Asiamah Amoako, has called on civil society groups to deploy effective mechanisms to monitor and report on elections conducted in the country. The legislator also indicated that civil society groups must contribute to the country’s democracy by ensuring that they deliver
an accurate report of electoral processes to curb false news, which heightens tension among citizens and may lead to violence. Mr. Asiamah Amoako said this at the swearing-in of the Regional Executive Board of the West Africa Network of Election Observers. The network in the new normal is also expected to be innovative in also
deploying mechanism that will also ensure effective monitoring of democratic activities, mobilization, and engagement of citizens in the electoral process. The mechanism must be robust enough to be able to deter fraud, expose problems and irregularities, and provide an accurate measure of the quality of elections and
then also promote confidence in the electoral process, he said. The West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) is an independent, non-partisan, and non-religious organization that aims at strengthening and also supporting Citizens‘ Election Observation Groups (CEOGs) in the sub-region. The WAEON also comprises independent and non-partisan CEOGs in West Africa
that subscribe to the Declaration of Global Principles for Non-partisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations. Established in 2010, the network seeks to also strengthen the technical capacities and then provide moral support to member organizations to also conduct non-partisan citizen election observation, champion electoral reform, and lead advocacy to also promote credible elections in their respective countries.