Celebrate with national unity in mind -NCCE
Wa, Aug. 28, GNA – Supporters of the political party that would emerge victorious after the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Presidential Election petition have been advised to have national unity and cohesion in mind during their celebrations.
Mr Hussein Haruna, Upper West Regional Director of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), said this was necessary because the country cannot progress along polarized lines.
He made these remarks when he spoke on the theme ‘political tolerance’ at a forum organized by the NCCE at Wa .
The forum was to sensitize political party activists and other relevant groups in the Wa Municipality on the need to respect the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Presidential Election petition.
The forum was the first in a series that are being organized in the Upper West Region prior to the pronouncement of the verdict.
The forum which is being sponsored by STAR Ghana would focus on the Public Order Act and political tolerance.
Mr Haruna said presidential electoral disputes could only be resolved by the Supreme Court and that the process which started in the Supreme Court should be allowed to end smoothly.
Mr Steven Tetteh, the Wa Municipal Police Commander, who took the participants through the Public Order law, warned that the Police would never renege in their efforts to ensure that peace prevailed after the announcement of the verdict on the petition.
Mr. Sumani Kassim, Wa Municipal Director of the NCCE, urged the participants to take the peace initiatives seriously in order to promote national cohesion and unity for development of the country.
Activists of both the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party who participated in the event, pledged their support to ensure peace reigns in the area.
As part of the programme, the Wa Municipal Directorate of the Commission screened a documentary on the Rwanda genocide of 1994 at Fongu, a community in the Municipality.
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