Vice President Kwesi Amissah- Arthur has appealed to leaders of Zongos to impress upon their youth to desist from acts that could bring war before, during and after the elections.
He said it was not proper for Zongo youth to be induced to engage in practices against the electoral rules and regulations, like causing confusion and snatching ballot boxes at polling stations.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur made this known when he addressed leaders of Yarewa Zongo at Agona Swedru as part of the campaign tour of the Central Region recently.
He said it was the responsibility of leaders in the various Zongos to ensure that the youth behaved in a responsible manner.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said government had done enough and Ghanaians appreciated that effort hence they would vote to retain the NDC in power.
“Ghana is an icon of peace in Africa and nothing should be done to tarnish that image,” he said.
He said using macho men and other thugs at the polling stations to create mayhem at the close of the elections would not help the country, adding; “this would mar our image as an icon of peace on the continent of Africa.”
Vice President Amissah-Arthur, therefore, appealed to supporters of the NDC in Agona West to desist from voting “skirt and blouse” to ensure that President Mahama got more parliamentarians to consolidate the presidency.
He introduced Charles Obeng-Inkoom, the NDC parliamentary candidate for Agona West to the Yarewa Zongo chiefs and elders and asked them to vote massively for him and President Mahama to continue the good work.
The Sariki of Agona Swedru old Zongo, Nana Daafi, appealed to the Vice President to assist with the construction of roads in the Zongo communities in Agona West.
He praised the Government for the provision of school blocks and other facilities that had helped to improve the living standards of the people in the area.
The Vice President later addressed rallies at Yarewa Zongo, Agona Kwaman and Upper Bobikuma as part of his campaign tour of the Agona West Constituency.