AVIATION MINISTER URGED POLITICAL PARTIES TO RESORT TO LAID DOWN PROCEDURES IN THE REGISTRATION EXERCISE.
The Deputy Minister for Aviation, Member of Parliament for Jaman-South also the caucus chairman for the MP’S in the Bono Region Hon. Yaw Afful has urged political parties to be vigilant and resort to the laid-down procedures of challenging alleged minors, foreigners during the ongoing voters registration.
He said vigilance did not connote violence, urging the people to ensure that the sanctity of the voter register was protected saying except for few pocket of clashes in the region the exercise in general has been satisfactory.
Hon Yaw Afful disclosed this when together with the Member of Parliament for Sunyani West and Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Hon Ignatuis Baffour Awuah, the Bono Regional Chairman Kwame Baffoe Abronye visited Banda Constituency to access progress of the ongoing registration exercise.
After touring some polling stations to monitor the registration exercise, Hon Yaw Afful opined that trading of accusations by the opposition NDC would only muddy the exercise and make Ghana the loser.
Among the centres they visited were Bongase, Banda Ahenkro, Kabrono and others.
The move was to complement the efforts by the Regional Chairman Kwame Baffoe Abronye and the Regional Secretary, Kofi Ofosu Boateng in ensuring that minors, non natives and foreigners were stopped from registering, accompanying them were Mr Henry Oppong, Financial Secretary, Shadrach Abrefa Mensa Deputy Youth Organizer, Asare Bediako Seth (ABS), Communications Director, Kofi Agyei Constituency Chairman for Banda and his executives.
Hon Ignatuis Baffour on his part called on members of political parties to tolerate each other’s views and to cultivate the culture of forgiveness and patience adding that this would demonstrate their political maturity.
He said NDC would be doing a great disservice to the nation if they failed to educate their supporters on political tolerance. He urged the electorate to advocate for peace and unity in the country, irrespective of their political affiliation, and appealed to the religious leaders to spearhead the crusade against political intolerance.