The running mate of the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has called for calm in the election campaigns of political parties contesting Election 2020.
“Our activities should not be characterised by violence and disorderliness since we are not at war with each other.
“Let us not spill blood over our political differences, but think of the overall interest of the citizenry, stability and development of the nation,” she said.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang made the call when she paid a courtesy call on Barima Osei Hwedie II, Chief of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, as part of her campaign tour to interact with traditional authorities, traders, students, women groups, the youth and the university community.
The NDC presidential running mate said politics was about addressing the needs and helping to uplift the quality of life of the Ghanaian.
“We have a responsibility to always ensure that the contest of ideas does not in any way result in confusion,” she noted.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang is on a six-day working visit to solicit votes for the party in Ashanti, where the NDC has three of the 47 constituencies — Asawase, Ejura-Sekyedumase and Sekyere Afram Plains.
Accompanying the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) is a team of NDC’s leadership, including Mr Alex Segbefia, a former Minister of Health, Dr Samuel Sarpong, a former regional minister.
The others are Nana Akwasi Andrews, the Regional NDC Chairman, and Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu in the Volta Region, and also a former Deputy Minister of Information.