– Chief of Staff Cautions Youth
The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, has advised the youth not to risk their lives for politicians.
Speaking to young people at a peace walk organised in the Upper West regional capital, Wa, on Saturday, Mr. Debrah asked: “If your candidate becomes president, are you sure you can move from Wa and go and say that sir: ‘I’m the one that they used stones to hit my head; I’m the one that they punched my eye, so, the food that your wife prepared, let me eat some.’ Can you do that?”
The walk, organised by NASSOBA in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) and the National Youth Authority (NYA), saw five political parties, including the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the People National Convention (PNC), taking part. It was used to foster unity ahead of the December 7 polls.
Mr. Debrah, told the youth that: “President John Dramani Mahama has stated on countless occasions his commitment towards protecting the peace and unity of Ghana. I am here to also amplify that government is desirous of safeguarding the country’s peace beyond the 2016 elections.”
The Chief of Staff, cautioned the youth in the region and Ghana as a whole, to desist from acts that has the potential of compromising the country’s peace and security before, during and after the next Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
The “Peace Walk” organised by NASSOBA, with support from NRSC and the NYA, aimed at educating the youth to stay out of political squabbles, ahead of the elections.
He urged the youth to be vigilant and engage in acts that would enhance and promote productivity in their various communities, adding Ghana needs Peace to accelerate her development.
He stressed that, Ghana would not burn under President Mahama, because of his commitment towards seeing the masses go about their normal duties without fear, before and after the elections.
Representatives of the political parties, NRSC, NASSOBA and the NYA, urged the region to allow what unites them as a people to be more than those that sought to divide them.
The Regional Minister, Aminu Sullemana, who took part in the walk, also urged the youth to shun agents of violence in the December elections.