The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) will never plunge Ghana into war, the party’s national chairman Kofi Portuphy has said and urged the electorate to ditch parties that preach disunity within their own party and tear each other apart.
Mr Portuphy has, thus, charged opposition political parties to desist from acts that will lead to conflict.
Speaking at a ceremony for the construction of an office for the NDC Secretariat in the Upper West Region, Mr Portuphy said the electorate will not vote for anyone who advocates violence.
“Look at other political parties that are being torn into shreds. I want to appeal to the leaders of these parties that we have one country and if they push people in their party into the mud, the nation will not be one and Ghanaians will not forgive them. Ghanaians will not give them the mandate but rather to the NDC to continue uniting the country,” he cautioned.
He disclosed to the gathering at the programme that the NDC believed in development in unity and no acts of war would befall the country if given the mandate for a second term during the November 7 polls.
“You can trust the leadership of our party and the presidency that when you give us the mandate again, this country will remain together and there will be no war. We recognise that you cannot develop this country without our own people,” he noted.
Mr Portuphy further expressed confidence in the Electoral Commission and appealed to citizens to participate in all electoral programmes, as the EC has the backing of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC).
“The noises around about the electoral process not being encouraging enough for some people are not true. We all met at IPAC and we support the programmes the EC has implemented,” he underscored.
He also encouraged the youth who have attained the age of 18 and the elderly who could not register for their voter identification cards to do so during the limited registration exercise by the EC.