By Cecil Mensah
The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Portuphy, has admonished the rank and file of the party and Ghanaians, to eschew violence and live in peace in the run-up to the December 7, 2016 general elections.
He said, members of the NDC must exploit all avenues that would ensure Ghanaians live in peace.
The Ghanaian electorate, will not give this county to politicians who are violent and thirsty for blood, he said.
He said, living in peace, without discrimination and eschewing violence, should be attractive to the NDC in the run –up to the general election.
Mr Portuphy, made this statement at the third John Evans Atta –Mills Memorial Service on the theme: “Living the Legacy of Professor J.E.A Mills Forgiveness, the Foundation of Unity, Stability and Development” at Kotobaabi Astroturf in the Awayaso Central Constituency of the Greater Accra Region (GAR).
The programme was attended by the GAR Minister, Joseph Afortey-Agbo, Mr Enoch Tei- Mensah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Pampram , Joseph Ade-Coker, Greater Accra regional NDC chairman, Mr Philip Lamptey , Constituency chairman of Ablekuma South, Mr Abeiku Satana, radio presenter on Okay Fm and Mr Daniel Amartey –Mensah, former Municipal Chief Executive Officer of Ledzokuku-Kowor Municipal Assembly
The colouful memorial service to celebrate the peaceful virtues of the late President, J.E.A. Mills, who died in power in July 2012, was organized by Wembley Sports Complex, a company owned by Mr Robert Coleman, of Zoomlion Waste Management Company Limited.
He said, the NDC must go beyond the debate and argument of which political party was chaotic.
He urged the NDC to live in peace during and after the parliamentary primary to show to their opponents that, they are living the virtues of the late President.
He said by doing so, Ghanaians would repose trust and confidence in the party once again.
He cautioned Ghanaians not to repose such trust in people and politicians, who are violent and ready to go full hog of violence for power.
He reveled that the NDC would continue to serve and rule in humility as part of the virtues the late President Mills left for the party.
Earlier, Madam Akweley Amui, the Constituency Treasurer, read verses from the Bible and prayed for peace ahead of the 2016 presidential and parliamentary election.
She said peace is a promise from God and President Mahama, has exhibited that his administration is under the leadership and direction of God.