We won't perpetuate violence in December elections - NDC youth
7/14/2012 12:30:19 PM -
Some youth in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) took to the streets Saturday to demonstrate for peace ahead of the upcoming elections in December.
The group, calling itself Concerned Members of the NDC, made a stop at the premises of Joy FM Kokomlemle, singing and chanting songs of peace.
Clad in white T-Shirts with a picture of President Mills embossed on it, the youth chanted 'we want peace.' They also held a large banner with the images of the party's founder Jerry John Rawlings, President Mills and Vice President John Mahama.
Vice Chairman of the group, Nafiu Abu Yakubu told Myjoyonline.com in an interview the march was organized to encourage young people to support peace and to assure Ghanaians the NDC was committed to peace and would refrain from acts of violence during the elections.
He stressed it was necessary to purge the minds of the youth of what he described as 'warmongering' utterances by leading members of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), including the 'All die be die' statement by its flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr Yakubu added that the concerned youth wanted to prove to Ghanaians that the NDC is a peaceful party, contrary to perceptions by the party's critics.
'We are peaceful people and there's no way we are going to be violent' during the elections, he maintained.