Mahama cautions Zongo youth against violence

photoFlagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Dr. Edward Nasigire Mahama has cautioned youth within Zongo communities in the country to desist from any move before, now and after the November 7 polls likely to mar the peace Ghana enjoys.

Dr Mahama made the call last Sunday when he paid a courtesy call on the chiefs and Imams of Mamobi and Nima at Kawo Kudi park near Kanda.

The purpose for his visit was to officially inform the chiefs and Imams about his bid to contest in the November 7 polls as the flagbearer of the PNC and to appeal for their support to win.

Present at the office of Alhaji Umar Baba Issah, the venue for the gathering, were 25 chiefs of the area and some Imams, who gave a rousing welcome to Dr. Edward Mahama and his entourage at the time of visit.

Addressing the chiefs in a rather majestic style, Dr. Mahama lamented the attitude of some unscrupulous politicians in contracting the Zongo youth to foment trouble especially during elections.

Most youth who reside in Zongo communities in Ghana are noted for causing mayhem or fomenting trouble in one way or the other hence creating tension and unrest especially during elections.

It is believed the youth are paid by some dishonest politicians to resort to violence just to create fear and panic among the electorates.

This has tarnished the image of Zongo communities labelling it violent places for living.

But Dr. Edward Mahama refuted the claim, describing Zongo communities as not terrible or violent places as being speculated by most people.

He referred to Zongo dwellers as very entrepreneurial people who left their hometowns to the city to make a better life for themselves.

“These are people that if you help a little bit, they turn the whole nation around,” he posited.

He therefore charged the youth to resist any attempt by any so-called corrupt politician who might use them to commit acts of violence in the coming November polls.

“Don’t let anybody deceive you, when you do they give the image that Zongos are very terrible places to live,” he told the youth.

Dr Mahama also called on the youth to help galvanize support and campaign vigorously for him and the PNC to win massively in the November polls.

The National Women Organizer of PNC, Janet Nabila, also appealed to all women to vigorously garner votes for Dr. Edward Mahama to win as the next President of Ghana.

According to her, the PNC is the only political party that has the welfare of women and children at heart and therefore has the power to put to end their woes.

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the PNC, Bernard Monarh, has charged the youth to vote for massively for the PNC come November 7 against speculations that the party belongs to only northerners.

He also appealed to the Muslim youth to desist from any act of violence or fraudulent politics that could put the country in the state of confusion and instability.

By Joseph Kobla Wemakor|Nima, Accra|Ghana

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