Yussif Ibrahim, GNA
Nkwanta (Ash), Sept 05, GNA – The
Asante-Akim South District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. De-graft Forkuo, has
asked his colleague politicians to be sincere in the election promises they
make to voters.
He said they should not in their desperation
for political power engage in deception – telling people things, they know they
could possibly not do.
That, he warned, would be costly as it would
make the electorate to lose confidence in them.
Mr. Forkuo was speaking at the 41st annual
conference of the Juaso District Women’s Fellowship of the Presbyterian Church
of Ghana held at Nkwanta near Juaso.
“The anointing of the Holy Spirit; the role
of a woman”, was the theme chosen for the event and attended by delegates from
across the district.
The DCE, who is the governing National
Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the area, underlined the
need for all political actors to ensure decent and responsible conduct as the
nation inched closer to polls.
The election campaign should be on message
and not insults and aggressive political rhetoric.
He said it was important for everybody to be
mindful of their actions and inactions to safeguard the unity, peace and
stability of the society.
Mr. Forkuo pointed out that since the
ultimate goal of the political parties was to help maintain and improve the
quality of life of the people, there was absolutely no reason for them to “see
the election as make or break affair”.
He urged the leadership of the parties to
educate their supporters to be tolerant of views and opinions other than what
they held and said that was the beauty of democracy.
He also asked that the church took centre
stage in efforts at dialing down tension by talking everybody out of violence
He encouraged the women not to sit on the
sidelines but to join the peace campaign.
The Reverend Emmanuel Kwame Nyarko, the
District Minister, rallied Christians to pray unceasingly for God’s continued
gift of peace.