Former President John Dramani Mahama and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, (NDC), has called on the country’s traditional leaders to help ensure peaceful conduct of the December 2020 general elections.
Mahama made the appeal when he paid a courtesy call on the chiefs of the Asogli State during a tour of the voter registration centres in the Volta Region according to GBC New.
“There are various occasions when it has required that the moral conscience of the nation should speak when things are going wrong and I think that since Togbe has headed that institution, at times when it had been required, they have not shed their responsibility. They have stood up like the owners of the land and drawn the attention of the leaders as to what is going wrong and I believe that this is what these institutions stand for.
I am sure that between now and when we go into the elections, there are many times you will have to intervene and call all of us to order and I am not talking only of the ruling government but even the opposition,” the former president explained.
Mahama urged the traditional authorities to remain active to keep all sides of the political divide in line as political season is known to inflame passions.