The Paramount Chief New Juaben, Daasebre Prof. Oti Boateng
The Paramount Chief New Juaben, Daasebre Prof. Oti Boateng has called for a meeting with all Chiefs in the Eastern Region to discuss how best they could help to bring peace before, during and after the December elections.
Daasebre Oti Boateng said this when the New Patriotic Party flag bearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his running mate for the December elections Dr.Mahamud Bawumiah paid courtesy call on the chiefs and elders of New Juaben Traditional Council at the Palace as part of their tour of the New Juaben South Constituency on Monday.
The paramount chief, who is the President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs said he had travelled extensively around the globe and had seen how little mistakes had turned to war bringing untold hardships to many people, especially women,children and innocent civilians.
"I will not sit down for the same thing to happen to the people of Ghana, we need to do something about our utterances both in public and in private", he said.
Narrating his recent trip to Afghanistan, he said "Now I know that Ghana is heaven in the world because there is absolutely peace and joy here".
He therefore advised all political party leaders to respect the customary laws of Ghana and also take them very serious because "the laws were there before democracy came".
"Our customary laws say it is wrong to insult your neighbour, so it is very wrong for the politician to stand on the platform or on the air waves to practice politics of insults", he said.
He advised the Electoral Commission to ensure that everything about the December elections is done professionally to enable the nation conduct one of the finest, free and fair elections in the world.
Nana Addo thanked the chiefs and elders for their support and prayers for the NPP and said that politics of lies and insults would not help develop the economy of Ghana.
He also thanked Daasebre Oti Boateng for taken the initiative in curbing the politics of insults in the country but pledged to ensure that there is absolute peace in the elections.