NPC to politicians: Stop fuelling ethnic conflict in run-up to 2024 elections

The National Peace Council is also unhappy about the recent trend in Ghana of political parties using ethnicity as the trump card for selecting running mates

The National Peace Council (NPC) has warned political parties and politicians in Ghana against fanning ethnic conflict in the run-up to the December presidential and parliamentary elections.

The National Peace Council is also unhappy about the recent trend of political parties using ethnicity as the trump card for selecting running mates.

Speaking to Caleb Ahinakwah for TownHall Talk on Asaase 99.5 on Friday (12 January 2024), the chairman of the Council, Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, said the NPC is rolling out measures to deal with such matters.

“I think by and large, ethnicity is becoming an issue in this country, especially when politicians hype it: ‘Vote for me because I am coming from here.’

“Now you see the agitation about running mates: ‘He must come from here, she must come from there,’ and all that. As soon as we do all those things, we are fanning a certain level of ethnicity.

“In the midst of all these political things happening, if somebody slips a little bit about one ethnic group, it is going to be another trouble for us …

“Then we are having the religious [aspect] of it. Immediately the NPP elected their flagbearer tempers went high. Within that same week, religious conflicts were raising their heads, and the Council had to step in,” Reverend Adu-Gyamfi said.

Listen to Reverend Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi in the audio clip attached below: 


Reporting by Fred Dzakpata in Accra

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