President John Dramani Mahama has pledged not to engage in any act that will trigger violence before, during and after the December election.
He said although he wants to win another four-year term, he will not do so at the expense of people’s lives.
“I am a unifier. I am a person who does not support the shedding of any Ghanaian blood for any kind of political power,” he said in an interview with Ural Radio, a local radio station in the Upper East Region.
President Mahama went on to suggest, however, that it was the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which could incite violence in the election.
He pointed to the acid attack by some NPP elements which killed Adams Mahama, the NPP chairman in the Upper East Region.
“Alhaji Adams was a contractor. He was working and unfortunately the acid attack took away his life and today his wife is a widow and his children have been left fatherless,” he said.
The president said there was another attack in Kumasi which led to the death of a young man who supported NPP.
“These are all unacceptable practices and nobody should die because someone wants political power,” he said.