ASP Degraft Armah Agyei, District Police Commander for the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in the Savannah Region has advised the youth to be mindful of politicians who might want to use them to foment trouble before and during the December 7, 2020 elections.
“As a youth, you must not allow politicians to use you as tools to cause misunderstanding that could easily trigger violence in the electioneering”, he said.
Rather channel your youthful exuberances into activities that would promote peace and social cohesion and remain as campaigners of societal peace, he said.
“Always be conscious of what you say wherever you find yourself”, ASP Degraft gave the advise in an interview with Yagbon News to give his assessment of the just ended voter’s registration exercise in the country and in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District in specific.
According to the District Police Commander, he is pleased with the entire voter’s registration exercise in the district as a single case of violence was not recorded in the District.
“I want to thank the Sawla wura, the security, the District Electoral Commission officers and all stakeholders in the District for their support in making the voter’s registration exercise a peaceful one in the District”, ASP Degraft told Yagbon News.
Describing political violence as uncivilized and unacceptable, ASP Degraft said it was the worst form of human rights abuse inimical to human growth and development.
Political violence threatens multi-party democracy, he added and advised the youth to remain resolute, ignore and help name and shame perpetrators of political violence.
“Don’t sell your conscience to politicians because if you allow that they will use you to achieve their political ends and later dump you”, he advised.
ASP Degraft called on the youth and the good people of the District to maintain the peaceful coexistence in the Sawla- Tuna-Kalba District as Ghana prepares to go to the polls on December 7, 2020, to elect its president and parliamentarians.