Political leaders and traditional rulers in the Gomoa East and Agona West, have called on Ghanaians to stop the politics of insults and acrimony especially via radio stations to ensure peaceful elections on December 7th.
Making the call at separate interviews with the Ghana News Agency at Agona Swedru and Gomoa Afransi during the funeral of the late President John Atta Mills on Friday, they said the nation needed peace and stability to consolidate its democratic credentials and improve quality living standards for its people.
At Afransi, Mr Isaac Kingsley Ehunu-Armah, District Chief Executive for Gomoa East said the death of President Mills should be a great lesson for Ghanaians.
He called on colleague politicians to desist from character assassination that could inflame passion and plunge the nation into chaos.
The late President, Mr Ehunu-Armah said, would forever be remembered for his love for peace, humility and hard work when he was in office.
Mr Ekow Okyere Panyin, MP for Gomoa East, advised people to stop apportioning blames always on their leaders noting that growth and development of the economy was a shared a responsibility.
He called on the people of the Central Region to really behind the country’s Vice President Paa Kwesi Ammissah-Arthur to help accomplish his aims and objective to move the nation forward.
Mr Okyere Panyin asked chiefs in the Central Region to stop politicians, who would use intemperate language at their communities during the electioneering campaign, since that could heighten political tension.
At Agona Swedru, Nana Ogyebea Badu Ehuren, Sanaahene of Swedruman Council of Chiefs also advised political leaders and their supporters to desist from acts that could undermine the development of the country.
He said the Council met on Thursday purposely to mourn with the late President’s wife, Dr Ernestina Naadu Mills, President John Dramani Mahama, the government and Mr Samuel Atta Mills, son of the late President Atta Mills.
Nana Ehuren said the Council would forever remember late President Mills for his humility, selfless and hard work that had made Ghana one of the best democratic nations in the West African sub-region.
He asked political leaders to learn from the legacy of late President Mills so that the country could be transformed into a better place. GNA