13 November 2012

Ghana: Politicians Urged to Put the Nation First

Kumasi — THE CATHOLIC Charismatic Renewal in the Kumasi Archdiocese has made a passionate appeal to all political parties to put the national interest first and embrace peace to sustain the one currently being enjoyed as a country.

This, the group said, was needed for a peaceful electoral exercise before, during and after December 7, 2012 elections.

Mr. Anthony Osei Assibey, National Director of the Association, noted that as the polls draw nearer it was incumbent on the Association in the Christian family to reiterate the call for free and fair elections.

Speaking at a press conference in Kumasi shortly after the Association had embarked on a Peace Walk through the principal streets of the Metropolis, Mr. Osei Assibey appealed to all political parties contesting in this year's elections to be tolerant and calm, and avoid all forms of malice, campaign of insults and backbiting that is likely to mar the beauty of democratic credentials of the nation.

He called on all the political parties to accept the outcome of the elections in good faith and make Ghana topmost priority against their personal interest.

The National Director said the Electoral Commission has a huge task to accomplish during this year's elections, and should prove beyond reasonable doubt to Ghanaians that they have conducted the elections without any blemish.

Mr. Osei Assibey further appealed to the security agencies that will be dispatched to oversee these elections to be free and fair without partiality and tribalism, and remain neutral and bring all perpetrators of any heinous crime to book.

He also admonished those bent on fermenting trouble or planning to steal ballot boxes to rescind their decision and urged all Ghanaians to be united during this trying moment and expose all evildoers.

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