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Ms Samia Yaba Nkrumah, Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), has pledged that the party would conduct a peaceful and decent campaign devoid of violence, insults, acrimony and all actions that may have negative implication on public safety, national security and national cohesion.
“We call on all other political parties to do likewise in the supreme interest of the nation,” she said.
A statement issued on January 1st and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra by the Chairman said the role of the youth in particular was critical and urged them to refuse to become agents of deception and violence.
It called on the media to help entrench Ghana’s democracy by giving equal coverage to all political parties and views.
The statement urged all political parties to join efforts in discouraging all acts of verbal or physical attacks on personalities, and rather focus on issues that concern the development of Ghanaians.
“We must look to this coming year, this election year, as an opportunity to restore hope and optimism, as we learn from the failures of the past, we must use this election as a duty to return this country and the average Ghanaian to the original path of self-reliance…,” it added.
The party said they would remain strong, united and determined to live up to the aims and objectives to enhance Ghana’s development and prosperity.
It extended the party’s sympathy to families and friends who have lost members through the carnage on the roads, floods, and fires.
The statement wishes Ghanaians a peaceful and prosperous New Year.