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05.12.2004 Politics

Tamale Youth Association calls for violent free election in Dagbon

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Tamale, Dec. 5, GNA - Mr Albert Atutiga, vice chairman of the Tamale Youth Association on Saturday said the success of the December elections in Dagbon without setbacks depended on the actions of the youth and called on them to exercise restraint to ensure peace. "The youth in Dagbon are strong enough to exert their energies towards the slightest provocation that would stir angers in Dagbon to resurrect the conflicts in the area during the December elections". He said.

Mr Atutiga, joined by other leaders of the association, including Dr Baba Sampana, a patron, Mr Abukari Tahiru, Organiser, Mr Ali Umar, Assistant Secretary and Mr George Naduku, also a patron, was speaking to the GNA in Tamale.

Mr Atutiga said it was sad that the youth had indulged itself so much in politics that they no longer think about their future. He held that after the elections, political parties would go on recess but the youth would still meet for their social activities. He has, therefore, called on the youth of Dagbon to play meaningful roles so as not to disturb the peace currently enjoyed in the region. Mr Baba Sampana, a patron of the Association advised the youth to adhere to the electoral rules by leaving the polling station after voting and returning later to witness the vote count.

He said politicians would come and go but the youth and Tamale would always be there and that they should see each other as one people with common destiny and stay way from acts that would lead to violence.

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