Political party communicators have been urged to avoid expressions that fuel hatred, animosity and violence as the country prepares for the 2016 Elections.
Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah, the Progressive Peoples’ Party’s parliamentary candidate for Obuasi East, who made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, urged political actors to redirect their energies to exploiting Ghana’s pluralistic society to the benefit of the people, and avoid statements that sought to dehumanise others.
He said there was the need to boost and sustain investors’ confidence in Ghana, and promote local businesses in a serene environment.
Mr. Danyansah, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Dannywise Estate and Construction, said religious, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity enhanced good business environment, and inspired would-be investors to invest in Ghana.
The parliamentary aspirant accused political parties, particularly the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for “beating war drums” prior to the general elections, which according to him could dip business confidence in the economy.
“Beating the war drums just some months to general election do not help and will not help the nation in any way because after elections, life should continue with or without the NDC and the NPP.”
Mr. Danyansah urged political parties to use decent language in articulating their messages to the electorate, to enable them make informed decisions.
“These two political parties have grown wings because Ghanaians make them think that without them there is no politics in this country but we cannot allow them to continue to play with the destiny of this nation,” he lamented.
He condemned recent comments by NPP’s former chairman, Peter Mac Manu that the party would declare the results of the 2016 polls.
State institutions have been mandated under the 1992 constitution to declare election results in the country, he said, so it is beyond logic for a political bigwig to make such a statement.
Mr. Danyansah said “There are so many right thinking Ghanaians who have invested so much here, in fact, they could have done so in Dubai or other parts of the world, but they chose to keep their monies here in Ghana, so nobody should pollute the congenial environment in the name of politics.” – GNA