The Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive of Sunyani Municipal Assembly, Hon. Justina Owusu Banahene (Awo -Banahene) has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to vote for peace on Monday’s general elections.
Speaking at four separate congregations within the Sunyani Municipality over the weekend, Awo Banahene reiterated that whatever the outcome of the Monday polls, Ghanaians must endeavour to entrench the democracy, peace and tranquility prevailing in the country currently.
Awo Banahene said Ghana has travelled a long way to deepen the present political dispensation and that nothing must be done to set the clock of progress backwards.
She said the essential bedrock for the country’s future growth and prosperity is for Ghanaians to turn out massively on Monday to exercise their franchise and contribute to the peace and unity of the nation, adding that Ghana is the only country Ghanaians have and that there is the need to go through the voting process in peace but not in pieces.
Awo Banahene assured that Nana Akufo-Addo will do everything in his power to ensure that the peace and stability the country is experiencing now is not jeopardized before, during and after the Monday elections.
She, however, called on all Ghanaians including all the political actors to join Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure the peace and stability in the country by conducting themselves in a manner devoid of violence and ethnocentrism.
The Sunyani MCE believed that God has blessed our nation with peace under Nana Akufo-Addo and we must protect the peace by showing gross dislike and disapproval to individuals or groups that seek to topple the peace of our nation.
“I am calling on all actors in the political space to join Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP government to ensure the maintenance of the peace and stability of our country, and to conduct ourselves in a manner devoid of violence and ethnocentrism”. She called.
Awo Banahene asked the church to educate the youth and everybody about the need to disband political groups such as Vigilantes and stick to the rule of law.
The MCE said the vigilante groups can be destructive, and that Ghanaians will destroy their country if they allowed such politics to override their wishes in allowing these vigilante groups to thrive.
Awo Banahene implored the church to continue to educate members to do what is right in the sight of God and ensure that structures work so that Ghanaians can live as peaceful people and enjoy God’s blessings.
Awo Banahene said what happens on monday will be an important step towards the realisation of the transformation through industrialization agenda to join the comity of advanced nations.
She noted that taking into consideration the many feats of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, it is in the best interest of the country to keep the NPP in power.
Awo Banahene asked church to educate the youth and everybody about the need to disband these political groups and stick to the rule of law “in peacefully running the nation Ghana.”
She lauded the performance of the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia led government in their first term in office for their stellar performance.
“The government of NPP over the years have done wonders. See how government is managing the Covid-19 challenge, it’s become world acclaim.
“See how planting for food and jobs is performing. See how one district one factory is performing. We can’t stop recounting the very professional and competent performance of this government.
She therefore, called on the citizenry to massively support the NPP in their bid to renew their authority come Monday December7.
Awo Banahene said she is confident that the good people of Ghana would overwhelmingly vote for NPP because, in her view, “there is a general recognition that the NPP government under Nana Akufo-Ado has “performed well in many areas of national endeavour, including good governance, Agriculture, education, health care and infrastructural development and generally delivered on its promises”.
She said she has the strong conviction that come Monday, December 7, Ghanaians would “willingly” and “seriously” look at extending NPP’s mandate to continue with its vision outlined in its 2020 manifesto.
The MCE was gratified that all along the NPP has focused on an issue-based and insult-free campaign which have gone down very well with the electorate.
Among the Church Visited were Calvery Baptist Church kotokrom, Methodist Church-Barracks, Glorious Inheritance Church – Sunyani Central Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Ghana -Calvery congregation Baakoniaba and the Methodist Church Ghana – Wawasua Society