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The Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Oti Boateng has advised politicians against actions that will distort the peace and harmony of the country.
According to Daasebre Oti Boateng, peace is an essential element needed not only for the December 2020 polls but also serves as a necessary tool for sustainable development.
“Those of us who witnessed the political unrest in the early ’50s and the extreme hardships that erupted as a result of the unrest put a very high premium on the peace we enjoy today as a nation,”
He pointed this out in a speech read on his behalf when the IGP paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene as part of a day’s working visit to the Eastern Region.
He urged political parties and their leaders to uphold the tenets of the constitution and preach the message of peace to their followers for a peaceful campaign before, during, and after the December 2020 presidential and parliamentary polls.
He commended the Inspector-General of Police for his initiative of ensuring peace and pledged the cooperation and readiness of the chiefs and good people of New Juaben in ensuring peaceful elections.
“We assure the security agencies of our cooperation and readiness in ensuring orderly and peaceful elections to enable our dear nation Ghana continue to be a beacon of peace within the subregion and the entire continent.”
The IGP also noted that being in different political parties does not indicate the fact that one should be at war with the opponent.He therefore urged that the youth must work towards building a united Ghana rather than dividing it through politics.
“The peace of the 2020 elections rests on the youth. Once they agree and accept the laid down processes and follow them to the latter, there will be peace and we on our part will discharge our duties professionally”
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