The Chief of Opah, Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, has cautioned the youth in the country not to allow themselves to be used by irresponsible politicians to engage in violence, as the country heads into another election year.
He asked the youth to be focused and shun any act of political vigilantism in the run up to the Presidential and Parliamentary elections. This said will help to advance the country’s democratic credentials.
Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, was speaking on the sidelines of the Opah Homowo celebration in the Ga West Municipally of the Greater Accra Region.
He urged the youth to remain vigilant and calm and place the interest of the country at heart.
“Politicians come in different types and it is very important for our Ghanaian youth to be very careful and vigilant so as not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to promote their parochial agenda” he said.
‘’We need to live in peaceful coexistence with all irrespective of political background to consolidate the unity and love the country had enjoyed over the years’’, he added.
Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, appealed to the leadership of all the political parties to call to order their members who go wayward during the campaign period to preserve the unity, peace and dignity of this Country.
“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” he concluded.
Commenting on recent attacks on residents of Dome-Daase in the Domeabra-Obom Constituency by some military personnel, Nii Opah pleased with the military to tamper justice with mercy and called for calm in those area.
Nii Ayitey Okuaonsuro I, stressed the need for unity amongst the chiefs, elders and the youth in the Ga State to help propel socio-economic development and growth.
He also urged traditional leaders in the Ga State to be bold and speak truth at all times adding that; by speaking the truth things would change for the better for the Ga State and the country as a whole.
By: Paul Mamattah