The Catholic Bishop of Yendi Vincent Sowah Boi-Nai has commended the New Patriotic Party’s Presidential Candidate for the 2012 Election, Nana Akuffo Addo for showing maturity by fulfilling his pledge to abide by the Supreme Court Verdict on the election petition.
He said President John Dramani Mahama and Nana AkuffoAddo are examples of such leaders who both pledged on different occasions to abide by the Verdict of the Supreme Court.
He congratulated the two leaders and their Party supporters for not disturbing the peace the country was enjoying after the verdict was announced on August 29th, 2013.
Bishop Sowah Boi-Nai commended Nana Addo at a get-together of the members of the Yendi Peace Center, Women in peace building and their peace collaborators at the Bishop’s residence in Yendi, in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern region. He expressed his appreciation to the Security Services for their maturity and commitment to duty in the Municipality.
He said the get-together was to thank members of the Yendi Peace Centre, Women in Peace Building, Ghana Development Communities Association and Yendi Satellite Centre for the series of peace workshops, forum and consultative meetings they organized to promote peace in the municipality before the verdict was announced.
He noted that the aftermath of the Supreme Court verdict had shown other countries that Ghana was as beacon of democracy and peace and urged all not do anything to tarnish that image.
Bishop Boi-Nai said because of the pending Yendi Chieftaincy problem there is still the need for all peace promoters to continue with their peace campaigns in Yendi and Dagbon as a whole.
He reminded the parties that the “Winner takes all stance” should be discouraged, to enable all qualified Ghanaian, who can work for the development of the country to be given appointments within the Government of the day.
Bishop Sowah Boi-Nai said when this is done it will foster unity in the country.
The Secretary of the Yendi peace Centre, Mr. Peter Atia, expressed gratitude to the Bishop for using his personal funds to support the Centre to carry out its peace Campaigns in the Municipality, during the eight months of the Supreme Court sitting.
He appealed to benevolent societies and the Yendi and Mion Assemblies, among others, to assist the Yendi Peace Centre to complete its offices under construction in Yendi.
He said the centre is strategizing to carry out peace campaigns in the Municipality to sustain the peace. GNA