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The two main parliamentary aspirants in Odododiodoo, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye of the National Democratic Congress and Nii Lante Bannerman of the New Patriotic Party has pledge to peace in the Odododiodoo constituency.
This follows after the National Commission on Small Arms and Light weapons interacted with the leadership of the two parties after supporters of the parties clashed pelting objects at each other leaving 15 people injured.
At the Ballots without Bullets campaign organized by the National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, former Minister of Sports said “I stand here on behalf of the NDC, the constituency executives and the entire membership of our party in the Odododiodoo constituency to commit myself to peace before, during, and after the December 7 presidential elections and parliamentary elections. I do this in the solemn belief that in this constituency, we are a family and as such, I cannot see myself vandalizing, brutalizing and attacking any member of my family.”
“So I stand here to say that we in the NDC are committed to total peace. We want peaceful elections, a peaceful environment so that our people will come out in the numbers to vote on December 7 elections for their preferred candidates.” Nii Lante Vanderpuye noted.
Also at the same event, the NPP aspirant. Nii Lante Bannerman said “As a person and a political party, the NPP, we believe strongly in the politics of ideas. We believe that the electorates should be given free will without any persuasions or whatever to decide on who and which party they want to vote for.”
“We are not a violent party, and we will not subscribe or endorse any violence in any way. So I condemn what happened the last time in no uncertain terms but I want to also emphasize that politics is a contest of ideas, developments, and progress and that is what I stand for and the NPP political party also stands for.” he added.
Source: Ghana Waves