The Member Of Parliament for Tema East Nii Kwartei Titus Glover, said, although he pledges his commitment and support towards the attainment of peace during, before and after the December polls, he will jealously guard the ballot from being rigged by his political opponents.
Addressing scores of Journalists on the theme “Political Tolerance And Inter-Party Relations” in Tema at a media workshop organised by the Tema Chapter of The Ghana Journalist Association ahead of the December polls, he rhetorically, questioned why the clarion call for peace without justice.
According to him, peace and justice move in tandem hence the call for peace at the expense of justice cannot hold. He added that, the Ghanaian perspective of peace, is to keep quiet and suffer in silence which to him is unpardonable.
He stressed that, both parties, The NPP and NDC, have co-existed for many years and will continue to leave in a peaceful and harmonious environment, regardless of the few harmless jabbs they often throw at each other.
Moving on he advised media practitioners not to skew their reportage to tarnish the image of another political party, who they perceived not to have had any inclination with.
The New Patriotic Party’s law maker further admonished Journalists within the Tema enclave to remain formidable and help expose the few charlatan who are denigrating the beauty of the profession.
The Labour Expect accused the ruling Government of abuse of incumbency citing several misconduct in the Brong-Ahafo Region to buttress his claims.
Delving deeper, he called on the police to crack the whip on all parties who try to mar the peace and security of the state without recourse to the laws of the land.
In a related development, The Tema Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Juliana Obeng, who spoke on behalf her Regional Commander, ACP Paul Manly Awuni, advised the youth not to supply their energies to political parties to foment troubles.
She said, so far, The Police has identified two hundred and one flash points within the Tema region with Ashaiman leading the chat with seventy seven.
The Assistant Superintendent of Police, added that, The Police has put in contingency measures to curb any unruly behaviour that may arise at those areas.
She appealed to the conscience of the media to avoid sensationalism in their reportage and avoid declaring the results of the elections ahead of The Electoral Commission. This she believes will forestall any chaotic situation.
ASP Juliana Obeng, entreated the media to discuss issues of electoral malpractices and its consequential effect to safeguard the peace and security of the state.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/ Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah.