|Both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidates for Atiwa constituency in the Eastern Region have pledged to ensure that their campaigns were devoid of violence.|
They have therefore cautioned their supporters to avoid any form of activity that could lead to violence and tension in the area before, during and after the general elections.
Mr Kwasi Annoh Ankamah, of the NPP and Mr Attah Twum of the NDC made the pledge at a public forum organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) at Kwabeng on Wednesday.
The forum aimed at educating the electorate on the electoral process, was attended by members of civil society organizations, students, teachers and the general public.
Mr Ankamah said the people of Atiwa had lived together as one people over the past years and should not allow themselves to be divided by politics.
He was optimistic that he would retain the seat for the party due to the good works of the NPP government over the past seven and half years.
Mr Ankamah said when voted into office, his major priority would be education, agriculture and youth development and urged the electorate to vote for him and the NPP to continue with their good programmes and policies.
Mr Attah Twum of the NDC on his part said after visiting all the communities within the constituency, he was convinced that the people would give him the mandate to lead them in the new NDC government led by Professor John Evans Attah Mills.
He said the NPP government had failed the constituency in the areas of developmental projects and urged the electorate to reject them this year.
"NPP has nothing to offer this country any more after almost eight years of economic failure, high school fees, high infant mortality rate and other policy failures".
Mr Twum said when giving the nod, education and agriculture would be his main agenda and urged the electorate to carefully study his policies for the area and vote for him.