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Politics Mon, 4 Aug 2008

Do not allow politics to knock our heads together- Mike Hammah

Winneba (C/R), Aug. 4, GNA - The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Effutu Constituency, Mr Mike Allen Hammah has appealed to Ghanaians not to allow politics to divide and create enmity among them. He said "irrespective of our political affiliations, we are one people with a common destiny and not enemies".

Mr Hammah made the appeal when addressing members of the Winneba Students Union and some youth of the town, after undertaking a one and a half hour peace walk, to sensitize the people Winneba on the need to have peaceful election in December 2008. The walk that started from the North Campus of the University of Education, Winneba, ended at the main Winneba-Accra station.

Mr Hammah urged them to make sure that nothing was done to derail the democratic foundation that had been laid by the previous Administrations. He said the future of the nation laid on the youth's ability to sustain the democratic culture that has been built over the years. "Democracy is very expensive and everything must be done to sustain it, in order to maintain peace and stability in the country," adding that "without peace no development can take place".

Mr Hammah said the government of Professor John Evans Atta Mills, would be mindful of the need to protect and deepen the democracy culture that had been built by the National Democratic Congress government. He appealed to the Electoral Commission to ensure free and fair elections to help sustain the peace and stability of the country. Mr Hammah also appealed to supporters of political parties to avoid cheating and tolerate each other's view to ensure a peaceful election.

Source: GNA