The National House of Chiefs on Friday appealed to the leadership of all political parties, their supporters, Electoral Commission (EC) and other stakeholders to conduct themselves in such a manner that Ghana would remain stable as one nation.
A statement signed by Wulugu Naba-Naa Professor John S. Nabila, President of the National House of Chiefs, called on the leadership of all the political parties and their supporters, the EC, the security agencies, the media and indeed all Ghanaians to remember "Ghana first".
The House of Chiefs said they should conduct themselves in such a manner that Ghana would remain stable as one, one people with a common destiny after December 28, 2008.
It congratulated all the contesting political parties and their candidates including independent candidates, the EC, security agencies, the media, the electorate as well as the foreign and local observers for their various roles in making the December 7, 2008 elections not only peaceful and successful but also free, fair and transparent.
The statement noted that both foreign and local observers had adjudged the peaceful and successful nature of the elections as an event worthy of emulation by the rest of the continent and this had definitely earned Ghana a lot of international respect.
It called on Ghanaians and all stakeholders to exhibit the same sense of responsibility and maturity in order that the run-off would also be contested in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.