Thursday 1st September, 2016
Yendi (N/R) Sept. 1, GNA – Bishop Vincent
Sawah Boi-Nai, the Patron of Yendi Peace Centre, said there was the need for
political parties to tolerate each other during the electioneering so as to
safeguard the peace of the country.
He said politics was about the exchange of
ideas on how best to solve the challenges facing the country.
Bishop Boi-Nai said this during a workshop on
political tolerance organised by the Yendi Peace Centre for stakeholders in
Yendi in the Northern Region.
It brought together about 100 participants
from political parties, youth groups, traditional rulers, and the National
Commission on Civic Education.
He said most well-meaning Ghanaians avoided
offering suggestions on how to tackle the problems facing the country because
of “politics of insults”.
He said to achieve political tolerance,
political parties had to abide by the rules and regulations of the Electoral
Commission and take a critical look at the “winner takes all” approach to
Bishop Boi-Nai urged the media to give fair
coverage to all political parties to enable the electorate to make informed
The Yendi Divisional Police Commander, ACP
Okyere Anane Danquah, in a speech read on his behalf, said the police had put
in place measures to ensure free and fair elections and had established the
Security Task Force involving security agencies and inter party committees to
During an open forum, the participants called
on the police to curb the incidence of supporters of political parties riding
motorbikes without silence during rallies which creates insecurity on the