Political party agents nominated to watch proceedings during elections in December this year have no authority to prevent any person from voting, a district director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has warned.
Mr. Emmanuel Tennyson Mensah, Gomoa West District Director of the NCCE, said any polling agent who is unsatisfied with any occurrence during voting should use the appropriate method to register a protest, adding that they must not interfere with the process.
"A polling agent can only fill a Challenge Form to register a protest against any part of the process," Mr Mensah said at a forum organised for political parties at Gomoa Afrase on how to ensure peaceful elections.
He urged Ghanaians to tolerate each other's political views in order to sustain the country's democratic process.
Mr. Mc Jewells Annan, District Chief Executive for Gomoa East, held that the peace that Ghanaians were yearning for would not come on a silver platter.
"We can only sustain the peace if we refrain from things and utterances which do not promote peace," Mr Annan restated, adding that the conduct of successful elections rested not only on the Electoral Commission, but also on government, political parties and the electorate.
Nana Nelson Essilfie, Civic Education offer, cautioned the people against destroying posters of political opponents.
Representatives of political parties at the forum pledged their commitment to peace during the elections.