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Politics of Thursday, 27 August 2015

Source: GNA

Emulate the maturity of Mahama and Nana Addo

Aspiring assembly members have been advised to emulate the maturity of President John Dramani Mahama and the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, to save the local government electioneering from degenerating into something undesirable.

A statement issued by Mr Stephen Ashitey-Adjei, aspiring assembly member for Dade-Agbo electoral area, Tema Newtown, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday, said but for the maturity of the President and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Ghana would have been in a mess after the 2012 elections.

"What is worrying now is that a lot of aspiring assembly members are at loggerheads just because they are seeking one seat."

According to the statement:" Friendships have been broken, kinship shattered. There is hatred for one another because of grassroot politics."

He questioned," Why should lies, abuse, vendetta, vilification and hooliganism be employed to achieve selfish and dangerous political ends?"

Mr Ashitey-Adjei called on Ghanaians to demonstrate goodwill and empathy towards one another as "we build bridges to a prosperous and a happy nation".