Wednesday, September 24, 2008

B/A House of Chiefs condemns inter-political clashes

      Nana Agyeman Kudom IV, President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs has condemned the clash of political
party supporters
at Berekum in the Brong Ahafo Region.
     He said the clash reported to have been between supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was not what Ghana was looking for and that the action was barbaric and above the cultural practices of Ghana; adding that such an action should not rear its ugly head into the body politic of the country.
     Nana Kudom was speaking at his palace in Nkoranza when Mrs. Lordina Mahama, wife of Mr. John Mahama, NDC running mate, paid a courtesy call on him.
Mrs. Mahama is on a one week NDC campaign tour of parts of the Brong Ahafo region.
     Nana Kudom said party politics does not mean to regard opponents as enemies but an issue of choice by the electorate from the policies of political parties which would lead to the development of the nation.
     Nana Kudom said what was important was that the Electoral Commission should ensure that ballot boxes got to  polling stations on time and also there should not br shortage of voting materials and polling agents should do their work diligently and with vigilance.
    "It must be transparent and without blemish so that it does not give room for confusion", he said.
     Mrs. Mahama asked parents to talk to their children into making peace.
     She said when conflicts occur, it is mothers who suffer the most, pleading with political party supporters not to do anything untoward to ruin the future of the youth.
     Mrs. Mahama, who was given a rousing welcome, interacted with market women, drivers and also visited the St. Theresa's Hospital where she presented gifts to the patients.

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