Allies of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have embarked on a peace walk ahead of Monday’s general elections.
Driven by their separate party leaders, the allies marched through the principal roads of Juaso, the Municipal Capital, to impart a sign to the public that the election isn’t war.
Organized by the Juaso District of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the walk also tried to demonstrate to adherents that the two players were looking to assemble a prosperous nation with various belief systems.
Displaying placards with peace messages, they danced to brass band music for three hours prior to converging in front of the St. Andrew Parish Hall where leaders of the parties alternated to address them.
Among a portion of the messages on the placards were, “Be an instrument for peace,” “Let us cooperate for peace,” “Let us be admirers of peace” and “We love peace.”
The leadership of the two players swore their obligation to peaceful election and welcomed their adherents to emulate their brilliant illustration in light of a legitimate concern for national turn of events.
They said the constituency had always been peaceful in past elections and vowed to maintain the peace.
Mr Ibrahim Musah, Constituency Chairman of NDC, said the party would continue to cooperate with stakeholders for an effective election and called for a level playing field all through the cycle.
He said individuals from the NDC were peace-cherishing and asked all stakeholders to abide by the standards to avoid unnecessary tensions.
Mr. Williams Obeng, Constituency Secretary of NPP, praised the Presbyterian Church for assembling the activity to advance peace ahead of the election.
He said there couldn’t be any meaningful improvement without peace and focused on the requirement for all parties to sharpen their allies to stop from acts that could trigger viciousness.
Fire up. Patricia Ayebea Agyei, Minister of the Church, entreated allies of the parties to put Ghana first as responsible residents yearning for progress and advancement.
They ought to avoid hate discourse, character assassination and affronts.