YAW OBIMPEH, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has admonished Ghanaians to shun violence and embrace peace.

As the nine Supreme Court justices are about to give ruling on the 2012 election petition, he indicated it was important that the citizenry made peace and national cohesion their hallmark.

Speaking at the year?s memorial ceremony in honour of the late President John Evans Atta Mills, Mr Obimpeh told Ghanaians to play leading roles in preserving the peace of the state.

Irrespective of who the Supreme Court?s would adjudge winner in the case, he admonished the citizenry to accept it and allow peace to reign in order to help expedite Ghana?s development.

According to him, the late President Mills stood for peace and national unity, therefore the best legacy the country could bequeath the late President, would be to let peace take centre stage of the nation.

Mr Obimpeh particularly admonished the people of Kumasi to eschew all forms of violence when the Supreme Court gives its verdict on the election petition so that the region and the country could develop.

The NDC chief described the late President Mills as a special person who God gave to steer the country to prosperity, commending the late leader for his yeoman?s work for the country.

Mr Obimpeh observed that Prof Mills during his tenure as a vice president in the late 1990s and president, worked tirelessly to expedite Ghana?s developmental aspirations.

The NDC chairman said his heart was filled with sorrow following the sudden departure of the late Prof Mills and he therefore prayed for the spirit of the late president to rest in peace.

He reiterated his call on the citizenry to choose peace and national unity ahead of violence, stating that the country needed peace and unity to realize its developmental goals.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi


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