Chief Advice Youth Against Election Violence

The paramount chief of Dunkwa-on-Offin in the Central Region, Nana Obeng Nuako II, has advised the youth of this country to shun violence as the presidential and parliamentary elections approaches.

He said politicians who incite the youth to violence should be named, shamed and blacklisted, and such politicians should not be given the opportunity to be part of the political campaign of any political party.

Speaking in an interview at his Dunkwa-on-Offin palace on Independence Day, Nana Nuako II urged the youth to remain vigilant and calm as the political season approaches and they should also have the interest of the country at heart.

“Politicians come in different types and it is very important for our sons and daughters to be very careful and vigilant so as not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to promote their (politicians) parochial agenda” he said.

“Ghana is the only place we call home and it is incumbent on all of us, particularly our youth to protect this home and make it safer for all of us to continue to enjoy our lives” Nana Nuako II added.

He also admonished the youth to be influenced by the campaign messages politicians “sell” to them and not be influenced by cash and other incentives given out by people seeking to occupy political offices.

“Politicians who do not campaign on important issues that border on the development of the nation but rather preach hatred and attempt to buy the loyalty of the electorates can never be trusted” he said.

The Dunkwahene also appealed to the leadership of all the political parties to call to order their members who go wayward during the campaign period so as to preserve the unity, peace and dignity of this country.

He said traditional authorities in the country would not sit and look on, but they would also take up the task of preaching peace to their subjects especially at all gatherings”.

“The effects of war are there for all of us to see, and peace can remain in Ghana through our collective efforts and this means that we all have a role to play in sustaining our peace and tranquility for the prosperity of our country” Nana Nuako II concluded.

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