The parliamentary candidates of the two major political parties – the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Lower West Akyem Constituency, have joined hundreds of people in the area to walk for peace in Asamankese.
The pair, Ms. Benedicta Naana Ampem, the ruling party’ candidate, and her opponent from the NPP, Mr. Eyiah Kyei-Baffour, together with their supporters for hours marched through the main streets of the town to send a powerful message to all to uphold the peace and unity of the constituency as the nation prepared to go to the polls.
Ms. Naana Ampem advised the youth to refuse to be part of any evil agenda to undermine the peace and security of the area.
The event was organized by the chief of Asamankese, Osabarima Adu Darko, and he said, the goal was to help defuse tension as the election campaign gathered pace.
He pointed out that the election should be a contest of ideas but not insults, insinuations and violence.
He called for everybody to conduct themselves responsibly and avoid doing anything to create tension and confusion.
On his part, Mr. Kyei-Baffour, called for political tolerance and respect and asked the people not to see their political opponents as enemies.
Voters wanted to hear what the politicians were going to do differently to bring progress to them and that was why they should focus on issues.
The walk was climaxed with a football gala played between the various youth groups in the constituency.