Political campaign must be substantive on issues

By | May 23, 2016

Politics of Monday, 23 May 2016

Source: GNA


Political parties and their supporters have been urged to engage in more healthy campaign – substantive on issues, to help voters make the right judgement on voting day.

Mr. Patrick Asare, a Civic Education Officer at the Asante-Akim South District Office of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), said they should avoid peddling rumours, falsehood and deception.

He was speaking at a civic education forum held for members of the Young People’s Guild (YPG) of the Emmanuel Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Juaso.

The goal was to help sensitize them on their civic responsibilities and the need for political tolerance as the nation readied to go to the polls.

Mr. Asare encouraged all qualified voters to turn out in their numbers to vote on the day of the election.

He asked the youth not to allow anybody to hide behind them to cause mischief, confusion and trouble ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections.

They should demand from all the political leaders’ decent and responsible conduct to sustain the peace.

He said it was important for the people to insist on clean political campaign devoid of insults, intemperate and vulgar language.

Mavis Asantewaa Yeboah, President of the YPG, said the group would do everything it could to assist young people to conduct themselves well.