President John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians of his government’s commitment to ensuring a credible and peaceful Ghana ahead of this year’s general elections.
The President was speaking at this year’s celebration of ‘Mawulid’ on Sunday which commemorated the birth of the Holy Prophet Mohammed at Fadama, a suburb of Accra under the theme “Democracy in a Peaceful Atmosphere”.
He pledged to consolidate the country’s democratic credentials and assured all that he was not going to be the cause of any political violence in the country.
“Nobody – none of us politicians is greater than Ghana. And so, none of us has the right to weed violence on this country, and I hope that is the pledge all of us in the political circles will adapt,” he noted.
President Mahama, used the occasion to appeal to the youth to be wary of the use of the internet and avoid extremist ideologies which is seeking to train and radicalize the vulnerable in society.
“Some of the doctrinal face that preaches violence against fellow human beings are using the internet as a means of radicalizing young growing minds to accept that doctrine of violence. And so, it is our duty to look out for the signs of radicalization”, he said.
He told the gathering that he is for peace and will forever remain committed to the peace that he has been preaching over the years and therefore ensure the stability the country has enjoyed over the years.
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Nuhu Ousman Shaributu in his address called on political leaders to avoid violence and practice democracy in a peaceful atmosphere.