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13.10.2008 Politics

Protect prevailing Peace, political parties told


Togbega Gabusu VI, Paramount Chief of the Gbi Traditional Area on Monday called on leaders of political parties and their supporters to protect the prevailing peace that had made the country a beacon of hope for Africa.
He said though the maintenance of peace was a collective effort by all Ghanaians, the “onus lie on politicians, for the rest of us tow the peace line”.

Togbega Gabusu, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the maintenance of peace was the absolute responsibility of politicians, supporters and their allies.

He said the December general elections offer another test case for the nation, whether the country's fledgling democracy was "being built on a solid rock or not".

Togbega Gabusu, who is also the President of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs called on the Electoral Commission to deliver on their mandate and avoid tarnishing their credibility by aiding and abetting, which was likely to throw the electoral verdict into disarray.

"Deliver a free, fair and transparent election and make it difficult for the war mongers and trouble rousers to stir up confusion", he admonished.

He called on the electorates to reject politics of insults, violence and intimidation and demand campaigns of issues and development which would “move the country onto the next pedestal".

Togbega Gabusu said the peace in Ghana in must be guarded and protected and urged the electorates to reject political parties that sow seeds of violence.