Nana Kwadwo Nyarko III, a former Council of State Member in Rawlings’ regime has made a passionate appeal to former presidents of Ghana, Mr. Jerry John Rawlings and Mr. J.A. Kuffour to admonish Ghanaians to be circumspect in their utterances and also warn Politicians and their followers to conduct themselves in a way that would not disturb the peace in this year’s general elections.
Nana made the appeal during this year’s ‘Nkyifie’ Yam Festival. The festival is commemorated every year to remember forefathers of Prang.
According to Nana Nyarkoh there is high tension in the country as political parties criss-cross the country campaigning for votes.
He said the use of abusive language, filthy words, provocative and intemperate language would not augur well for the country.
Nana Nyarko who was the former President of Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs touched on the conduct of some chiefs. He said it was not for nothing that the Constitution of Ghana stipulated that chiefs are not permitted to get involved in active politics.
He said he has heard on several occasions where some chiefs have thrown their support to political parties.
He said since people belong to different political parties, chiefs should distance themselves from politics so that their subjects will not treat them with contempt.
Nana Nyarko also admonished some pastors and so called men of God to stop prophesying the outcome of the December 7 election and use their precious time to preach peace.
In conclusion, Nana Nyarkoh said as former Heads of State and statesmen of international repute, the voices of Mr. Kufour and Mr. Rawlings are much needed at these crucial times.