Cycle of violence taking place in Sankore ends today - Prez.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana AddoDanquahAkufo-Addo as part of his regional tour to the newly created region has visited the Ahafo region.
Date Created : 4/15/2019 6:53:05 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
Speaking at a durbar of the Chiefs and people of Sankore in the Asunafo South district at the commencement of a 2-day tour, the President expressed his disgust at the spate of politically motivated violence in Sankore, and indicated that “this cycle of violence taking place in Sankore ends today”.
He assured residents that, as opposed to what happened in the run-up to the 2016 elections, where Sankore became a hotbed for clashes and attacks on residents, “in the 2020 elections, I give you my personal promise, it will not happen here in Sankore”.
President Akufo-Addo added that persons who resort to the use of violence to win an election are, automatically, not the people’s choice.
“If you are, then there is no need to intimidate people into voting for you. The people themselves will rally together to vote for you. That is what we want to see here in Ghana – peaceful, free elections. If you are going to rely on violence and bloodshed, then it would appear that you are not the one the people want. I repeat, this will not happen again,” he said.
The President continued, “We are not going to allow Ghanaian politics, Ghanaian democracy to be compromised by these acts of violence and thuggery. It will not happen again. Since October (2018), we have not heard any news of political violence in Sankore. We will continue to monitor the situation. I also call on you to be alert, and help me to ensure that peace continues to reign here in Ghana, especially here in Sankore.”
The President visited Sankore, Kukuom, Mim, Goaso, Hwidiem in the Asunafo North and South and Asutifi South Constituencies.
He again inspected the site for the construction of the Regional Coordinating Council at Goaso, the regional capital of Ahafo, held a Town Hall meetings with the opinion leaders, identifiable groups as well as Chiefs and people of the areas.
He is expected to be in Asutifi North- (Kenyasi), Tano North (Tanoso, Yamfo, Duayaw Nkwanta) toinspect a 1D1F project in Tanoso, and then ends his two days tour of the Ahafo region in Tano South (Bechem).