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26.11.2008 Elections

DFP Commends Peace Council

By Frank Otchere, Kumasi -

A key member of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has commended the Peace Council on its efforts to ensure a peaceful, united and stable country after the December 7 general election.

Of particular interest to Robert Akwasi Nantwi, Ashanti Regional Treasurer of the DFP, is the council's consultations with all the stakeholders including the former President, Jerry John Rawlings, to find out their concerns and see how best they can be addressed.

He told newsmen here yesterday that it was imperative for all well-meaning Ghanaians to lend the council their unflinching support in concerted effort at ensuring a peaceful election and a united country.

Mr. Nantwi  urged all politicians to be mindful of their utterances saying the they could endanger the prevailing peace.

Mr. Nantwi noted that the Electoral Commission had successfully organised four general elections from 1992 to 2004 and wondered why some people and organisations notably, the National Democratic Congress should question the ability of the commission to successfully organise this year's election.

“If there was no conflict or violence in those years, why should we be talking about violence this year?”  he asked.

Mr. Nantwi stressed that as a key statesman, ex-President Rawlings must rededicate himself to the cause of building a united and stable Ghana.