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10.10.2008 Politics

Political party supporters advised against violence


Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, the Omanhen of the Oguaa Traditional Area, on Thursday observed that multiparty democracy in Ghana was maturing and advised party supporters against engaging in any form of violence to champion their cause.

He called on Ghanaians to peacefully co-exist despite their religious and political differences, to ensure peace.

Osabarimba Atta made the remarks when Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to New Patriotic Party (NPP), flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene and other members of the Oguaa Traditional Council, in Cape Coast.

The Omanhene said “Politics in Ghana is maturing and it should be rid of intimidation, violence and insults” and urged Ghanaians to refrain from acts that could result in chaos.

Dr Bawumia, who is currently on tour of the Central Region, assured the chiefs that the party would not endorse any act of indiscipline from its members.

He re-affirmed that the NPP would ensure free, fair and peaceful election.

Dr Bawumia urged the chiefs to support the electoral process by educating the people on the need to ensure incident-free elections in December.

Dr. Bawumia, addressing two separate rallies at Apewosika and Kotokuraba, all in Cape Coast, said Ghanaians were enjoying freedom of speech.

He reminded the electorate that NPP has introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme, Free Maternal Care, Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme and National Youth Employment Programme to enhance the standard of living of the people.

Dr. Bawumia urged Ghanaians to vote massively for the NPP to retain the party in power to enable it to continue with its good works.

Mr. Kwame Ampofo-Twumasi, Deputy Minister of Energy, who accompanied Dr Bawumia, said the region would win all the 17 seats and appealed to party supporters intensify their campaign to win votes for the party.

Nana Ato Arthur, Central Regional Minister, urged the electorate to vote massively for the NPP on 7 December.