It is a historic mark and groundbreaking for Ghana’s democracy for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) to elect Ivor K. Greenstreet, a former general secretary and now the presidential candidate.
The Ghana Institute of Governance and Security (GIGS) therefore wishes to congratulate the CPP on its successful presidential primaries.
The elected presidential candidate presidential has added to CPP’s history of positive revolution and this will go a long way to deepen democratic politics of inclusiveness, respect of equality, freedom and justice.
We take this opportunity to encourage Ivor Greenstreet that Franklin D. Roosevelt former president of the United States of America, did it and it can also happen in Ghana.
However, it puts a heavy share of responsibility on “voter education” that people with disability are capable of assuming any high office of responsibility in any civilized country.
GIGS wants to challenge the media to be ethically responsible, since their reporters have a nose for news, they have to observe an “unwritten law” never to photograph him in a wheelchair or his leg braces or to write about his disability and to avoid discrimination since the media has a profound impact in shaping people’s taught on political discourse.
Finally, we encourage the press to maintain their cozy relationship with all the political parties and civil society organisations in this crucial election year.
Executive Director (GIGS)
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