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15.12.2011 Politics

'Politicians Must Not Destabilise Ghana'

By Daily Graphic
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The two paramount chiefs in Gomoa, Obirifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II and Obrempong Nyanfo Krampah XI of Akyempim and Ajumako traditional areas have appealed to politicians to assure Ghanaians that they would not destabilise the country because of their quest for power.

Addressing a durbar at Russia, a suburb of Accra on Sunday to mark the annual celebration of Etia Mframa Festival of the worshippers of “Etia Mframa” deity, the two paramount chiefs urged politicians to ensure that the peace in the country is intact before, during and after the 2012 general election.

Obirifo Ahor Ankobea said the 2008 general election was very frightening as if the nation would be torn apart and urged politicians not to let that happen again.

He appealed to supporters of political parties to abide by the electoral procedures and do only what was expected of them – register when qualified to do so, check to see whether their names were in the register, go and cast votes peacefully on the election day and go back home to wait for the results.

The chief appealed to Ghanaians to allow the Electoral Commissioner to perform his duties.

Obrempong Nyanfo Krampah appealed to politicians to preach peace and avoid insults and added that “it is God who elects a ruler. God will not elect a person who is abusive and whose agenda does not promote peace.”

He urged chiefs to help promote the culture of the nation and do away with things which could retard the development of the nation.

Okofo Okai Annan, Banmuhen of Gomoa Akyempim and Chief Priest of Etia Mfram deity, said festivals must not be regarded as idol worshipping since they formed part of the Ghanaian culture.

- GNA

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