Friday, September 26, 2008

Politicians urged to tread cautiously

         Mr Charles Oduro Acheampong, assemblyman for Kaasi in Kumasi, on Thursday expressed worry about the spate of political violence in some parts of the country and appealed to politicians to exercise restrain.
          He said politicians should tread cautiously and exercise caution in their actions and utterances in order not to set the stage for confusion and conflict.
           Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi, Mr Acheampong said Ghanaians were worried about the political development in the country and this did not augur well for Ghana's democracy.
           He said peace was vital in the socio-economic development of the nation and there was therefore the need for all the citizenry including politicians to protect it.
           He appealed to opposition parties and the government to understand each other and to compromise on issues for peace to prevail.
        The assemblyman cautioned party activists and political leaders to be tolerant and refrain from vandalism and violence that had the tendency to bring chaos to the nation.
         Mr Acheampong appealed to political leaders to impress upon their followers to explain their manifestoes to the electorate to canvas for more votes instead of abusing the freedom of speech and rule of law being enjoyed in the country.

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