Parliamentary Candidates of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the Ketu North Constituency of the Volta Region, together with the District Chief Executive, have called on opinion leaders in the area to encourage the youth not to allow themselves to be used as ‘objects’ of violence ahead of the elections.
Addressing sections of the aged in the district at a buffet to mark the republic day celebrations, the incumbent MP James Klutse Avedzi, the NPP Candidate Kofi Dzamesi, and the District Chief Executive Kofi Lawson, noted that although most of them publicly preach peace messages during campaigns, they are often the very people who use the youth as political pawns.They said the youth also allow themselves to be used to incite violence during elections.
“Sometimes, we politicians who come out openly to preach peace go behind the scenes to tell the youth to do this and that to our advantage. So the youth can be lured into misbehaving by politicians themselves” James Klutse Avedzi noted.
The trio, who condemned the practice, called on parents and elders in the constituency to advise the youth to resist such temptations from politicians.
“We want our elderly to talk to their children and grandchildren to ensure that we conduct this year’s election peacefully without disturbances,” Kofi Dzamesi appealed.
By: King Nobert Akpablie/citifmonline.com/Ghana