Politicians must unite Ghanaians

By Laudia Sawer

Kpone, Sept 16, GNA
– The Kpone-Katamanso District Interparty Dialogue Committee (DIPDC) has called
on politicians to unite the electorate with their actions and words instead of
inciting them to violence.

Mr Mohammed A.
Yakubu, Chairman of the DIPDC said dividing the Ghanaians on party lines would
eventually result in an ungovernable society for whoever emerged winner of the
December elections.

He gave the advice
on Thursday during a meeting of the DIPDC and the District Election Taskforce
Committee at Kpone on the Greater Accra Region.

He reiterated that
going for an election should not be seen as preparing to go to war stressing
that “election is not a war”.

Mr Yakubu, who is
also the Kpone-Katamanso District Coordinating Director, reminded politicians
that voters would only choose a leader to rule the people therefore campaigns
geared towards creating confusion and divisions among the people must not be

He asked; who would
the politicians govern after they have plunged the country into chaos because
of their quest to win at all cost?

He commended
political activists in the District for organising their activities in a
peaceful manner and encouraged them to educate their supporters to eschew all
forms of violence and acts that could fuel confusion.

The DIPDC chairman
stated that the Committee which was formed by the National Commission for Civic
Education (NCCE) and the Assembly had representatives from all stakeholders in
the district.

He noted that the
Committee would be meeting forthrightly, would identify and discuss possible
issues that could escalate into violence and misunderstanding.

Mr Oliver Agbenyo,
Kpone-Katamanso District NCCE Director, urged Ghanaian voters to maintain their
dignity by voting peacefully as they did during the previous elections.

Mr Agbenyo also
appealed to political parties to portray themselves as law abiding in order for
their followers to do so.

Mr Isaac Kwame
Antwi, Tema Metropolitan NCCE Director, appealed to the Electoral Commission to
reduce the filling fee for women and the disabled.

Mr Antwi said the
NCCE’s engagement with vulnerable groups revealed that they want the amount
slashed as an incentive to get more women and disable persons to participate
fully in the elections.


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