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Kpone Katamanso parliamentary candidates sign peace pact

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover
The parliamentary contenders, Alpha Issifu, Independent (4th from right), Joseph Tetteh, NDC (5th from right), Chief Moro Masawudu, GUM (6th from right) and Nana Sipim, NPP constituency chairman (in smock) with the leadership of the Kpone Local Council of Churches after the forum. Picture: BENJAMIN XORNAM GLOVER
The parliamentary contenders, Alpha Issifu, Independent (4th from right), Joseph Tetteh, NDC (5th from right), Chief Moro Masawudu, GUM (6th from right) and Nana Sipim, NPP constituency chairman (in smock) with the leadership of the Kpone Local Council of Churches after the forum. Picture: BENJAMIN XORNAM GLOVER

The leadership of political parties contesting in the Kpone Katamanso Constituency in the Greater Accra Region have pledged to maintain peace in the area before, during and after the December 7 general election.

They pledged to avoid any form of violence and unrest as they urged party members, churches and mosques to join the peace crusade in the interest of development and growth of the Kpone Katamanso Municipality.

Forum

They made the pledge at a forum organised by the Kpone Local Council of Churches for political parties.

In attendance was the Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Seth Tay; the Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, Mr Seth Sotie, and the President of the Kpone Traditional Council, Nii Tetteh Otu II.

The forum, held on Sunday, November 08, 2020, was used to sensitise the political party leaders to the need to conduct themselves well during electioneering for peace to prevail in the area.

Peace pact

Three aspiring parliamentary candidates for the constituency, Mr Joseph A. Tetteh of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Chief Moro Masawudu of the Ghana Union Movement, Mr Alpha Issifu, an independent candidate, as well as Nana Sipim, the Constituency Chairman of the NPP who represented the Parliamentary Candidate for the NPP, Hopeson Adorye, committed themselves to a peaceful election and signed a peace deal at the forum.

The four contenders made the commitment to follow electoral rules and ensure that Ghana stays peaceful after the election.

They pledged to use legal means to seek redress on any misunderstanding that might ensue among them and their political opponents before, during and after the election.

Fairness

Speaking at the forum, Mr Tetteh called for fairness from all stakeholders in the electioneering process.

A member of the campaign team of the NPP, Mr Willam Josiah, said his side, which had never won the seat since 1992, had always embraced the outcome in the interest of peace.

For his part, Chief Moro Masawudu, said Ghana was noted for peace and that accolade must be sustained, since violence retarded development.

Mr Issifu also urged voters to go home after casting their votes instead of massing up at collation centres.
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