Intra-party violence, disputed voters register recipe for conflict – PNC

The leadership of the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) led by its flagbearer Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama, has enjoined former President Jerry Rawlings to bring his stature as the founder of the Fourth Republic of Ghana to bear on the 2016 general elections.

The party says there can be no better recipe for conflict than going into an election with a disputed voters’ register, endemic corruption and clear evidence of intra-party violence, and it behoved the former president and his successor, John Agyekum Kufuor, to lead Ghana out of the impending disaster.

Dr Edward Mahama who made the call during a courtesy visit to Rawlings on Wednesday, said as a Christian he was aware that “God reveals to redeem” and that the Bible teaches that “corruption and violence are two sides of the same coin.”

“Everybody in Ghana admits that corruption is endemic and we have already seen evidence of violence – intra-party evidence of violence, even in our own national delegates’ congress that we had in Wa, there was evidence of violence.

“So in the midst of all these intra-party violence and going into an election with a disputed voters register, I cannot imagine any better recipe for conflict, and as if we needed a catalyst for that conflict, as a nation we have unwittingly imported elements and agents of violence from the United States of America”, he said.

But Dr Mahama said there was hope of a certain Golden Years of Development for Ghana – one that will see the country turned from corruption, youth unemployment, poverty, ignorance and disease, if the PNC was voted into power.

“Your Excellency, it is with this hope of Golden Years ahead I came to you. God, history and posterity have made you the founder of the Fourth Republic of Ghana whether we like it or not, even whether you like it or not. Therefore I’m here on my own behalf and on behalf of the PNC and indeed on behalf of the good people of Ghana to charge you and former President Kufuor, the other pillar of the Fourth Republic, to lead Ghana out of the impending disaster of a disputed election register and the imported elements and agents of violence.”

PNC’s Election 2016 campaign theme
Dr. Mahama said the Peoples National Convention would pursue the 2016 elections on the theme of “New Beginning, New Deal, New Force.”

 

Source – Citifmonline