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2016 polls: I'm not reckless to plunge Ghana into chaos – Mahama

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President John Mahama has said he is confident God will decide the best person to lead Ghana come November, as the country prepares for a presidential and parliamentary elections.

“It is people who vote but God chooses a king. When the day comes, we will all go and cast our ballot. But God himself will decide who to sit on the throne,” the President told a durbar of chiefs and people at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi where he is currently embarking on his ‘accounting to the people tour’.

He also reiterated his promise that government will do everything possible to ensure a violence free elections.

“Otumfuo you know who I am, I am not reckless. I assure you and the people of Ghana that if there will be any violence in this polls, it won’t come from me. So whatever the government must do to ensure a smooth polls, as president and commander-in-chief, I will do,” Mahama stated.

Ghana votes in November to elect a president and parliamentarians for the next four years. President John Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress and Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party are the frontrunners in the polls expected to be neck- close.


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