The Regent of Nanung, Nyelinboligu Naa Yakubu Dasana Andani has called on the two leading political parties, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to conduct decent campaigns ahead of the December 7 general elections.
Naa Yakubu urged the political parties to carry their campaign devoid of intemperate language, insults and machinations as the country prepares for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls.
He also admonished supporters of the various political parties to stay away from activities that would degenerate into violence to mar the peaceful atmosphere in the country.
“We have lost some of our young men and women in the past so we don’t wish for violence in Nanung under your government. Therefore, appeal to your supporters as they follow you around to see your victory to ensure they promote nonviolence so that they can also become better people in the future” he emphasised.
The Acting President of the Nanung Traditional Council made the call when the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia paid a courtesy visit Gbantambu palace in Bimbila last Sunday as part of his three-day tour of the northern region ahead of the December polls.
He used the occasion to commend President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the number of policies including the famous Free SHS policy the NPP government has introduced.
Naa Yakubu noted the free SHS policy has been very helpful to parents and their children in the north and everybody in Ghana can attest to that fact.
He said Nanung cannot but expressed its gratitude to the Akufo-Addo-led administration for the continuous work on the eastern corridor road.
“We have gotten our share of the national cake because the President has also given us the Defense Minister, the Northern Regional Minister and an Ambassador, implying that the President has given us our own people to develop Nanung”, he stated.
Nanung Water crisis
The Regent appealed to Dr Bawumia and the NPP government to intervene in the ongoing water expansion project being done by the Bimbila Member of Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul, to improve the access to potable drinking water in the Nanung traditional area.