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11.10.2008 Politics

Youth advised against fomenting trouble during elections


Mr Solomon Nkansah, Western Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has advised the youth not to foment any trouble before, during and after the December general elections.

He said the youth should rather engage in activities that would ensure a violence-free election to deepen the democracy of the country.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Axim, Mr Nkansah said as the active force in any political party, the actions and inactions of the youth were important to Ghana's political dispensation.

He said the NDC had formed youth committees under the names of the three parliamentary aspirants in the four constituencies in the Nzema area as part of efforts to ensure peace during the elections.

Mr Nkansah refuted allegations in certain quarters that the NDC was a violent party and urged the media to be mindful of their language and set the right agenda for the electorate to make informed choices.

He said to ensure free, fair and peaceful polls the media must not inflame passions and avoid the use of vulgar language on their airwaves.

Mr Nkansah asked the media to tone down the bad language used by some politicians when they mounted platforms.

He reminded security agencies in the country to exhibit a high sense of professionalism by remaining neutral and not to allow themselves to be used by any politician to derail the peaceful atmosphere in the country.