A.B. Kafui Kanyi, from Notse, Togo, GNA Courtesy Asogli State
Notse (Togo), Sept.
5, GNA – Ewefiaga, Togbui Agokoli IV, President, Togolese National House of
Chiefs has called on stakeholders in the December general election 7 in Ghana
to work towards peace.
He described Ghana
as a model of democracy in the sub-region and asked the political parties, the
Electoral Commission and the media to commit to peace and safeguard the
country’s democratic credentials.
Togbui Agokoli made
the call through the Ghana News Agency on the sidelines of a grand durbar to
climax this year’s Agbogboza at Notse in the Republic of Togo.
Agbogboza is an
annual cultural festival of Ewes at their ancestral home-Notse, which attracts
thousands of Ewes from across the globe, especially Ghana, Benin, Nigeria and
Togbui Agokoli asked
the Ghanaian media to be circumspect and play its gatekeeping role effectively
as a key stakeholder in the elections.
He also urged the
political parties to be tolerant and accept results of the elections to avoid
electoral conflicts, saying, such conflicts could affect Togo.
Togbe Afede XIV,
Agbogbomefia of Asogli who led hundreds of Ewes from the Volta Region to the
festival, in a remark at the durbar assured that the December elections would
He commended Togbui
Agokoli for initiating the festival, which had become a homecoming event for
Ewes and called for collaboration between the two countries to fight poverty
Togbe Afede asked
political leaders on the Continent to shun greed and use national resources to
Mr Selom Komi
Klassou, Prime Minister, Republic of Togo urged the youth in Africa to go into
agriculture, saying, “If everything fails, farming won’t fail you.”
The festival also
attracted members of the diplomatic corps and tourists.