The University of Ghana Branch of the Tertiary Institutions Functionaries (TERIF), on Thursday commended the People's National Convention (PNC), for nominating Miss Petra Maria Amegashie as a running mate in Election 2008.
A statement signed by Mr. James Adongo, president of TERIF, said” the nomination of Miss Amegashie has further proven beyond reasonable doubts that the PNC was the only party that is gender sensitive and above all recognises the immense role that Ghanaian women can play in the Socio-political landscape”.
It said by the nomination, the PNC has brought a new dawn into the country's politics and was charting a good course for the realisation of its objectives to ensure youth empowerment, economic prosperity and independence.
The statement appealed to the electorate to vote for Dr. Edward Mahama, flag bearer of the party on 7 December to enable him implement the party's manifesto.
It urged the youth to desist from acts that could denigrate cultures and inflame passions during the elections.
“Tribalism and ethnicity which are gradually but surely creeping into our daily lives should not be allowed to thrive and affect our political and democratic thinking but rather we should consider ourselves as one people with a common destiny”, according to the statement.
It urged the youth to read the manifesto of all the political parties in order to make informed decisions.
The statement advised the media to avoid sensationalism in its reportage in order not to misinform the public and cause unnecessary panic.