The Centre for Muslim Youth in Peace and Development, CMYPD, has called for peace among the political parties especially the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party ahead of this year’s general elections in December.
The CMYPD urged the two major political parties to foster peace among their members before, during and after the elections which according the group is the only way to create a peaceful political atmosphere for effective political activities.
Speaking in an interview with the Executive Director of CMYPD, Umar Adamu in Accra, said no political party is bigger than Ghana and worth more than peace and entreated all to help maintain the peace we are enjoying irrespective of political party they belong to.
He noted that the need for peaceful elections is more important than the elections itself adding that; if there is no peace before, during and after the elections, both victor and the vanquished will have no reason to celebrate and lessons to learn respectively.
Mr. Adamu pointed out that to ensure peaceful elections, the effort of all stakeholders, especially the major player like the Electoral Commission, political parties and the government must instill trust, confidence, commitment and most importantly, patriotism in the citizenery.
He also noted that the utterances of social commentators and political activists inflaming tension can also derail the peace of the country.
Mr. Adamu also cautioned the youth to desist from using offensive language to provoke their opponent under the pretense if political party allegiance.
By: Paul Mamattah