NDC to meet NPP ‘in good faith’ – Mahama
Former President John Mahama has promised Ghanaians that his party will work to defuse political tensions triggered by the menace of party militias.
Sounding out the credentials of the NDC as a peace-loving party, the former leader who is now the 2020 flagbearer said it will attend a bi-partisan meeting over the matter in good faith and “give it everything.”
The NDC flagbearer was speaking at the Perez Chapel in Accra Sunday, where the NDC leadership had gathered for a thanksgiving service following a successful presidential primaries last week.
He used the occasion to rally Ghanaians to see peace as a commodity of God’s providence, urging citizens to heed to the words of one of his favourite hymns “Count your blessings name them one by one.”
The former President proceeded to pick out Ghana’s blessings observing the country has never had a civil war as many African countries have experienced.
He drew attention to Sierra Leone where a rebel group, Revolutionary United Fighters (RUF), administered terror and forced amputations in the decade-long civil war from 1991 to 2002.
Victims were asked to choose between short sleeves, meaning amputation of the arm at the shoulder, or long sleeves, amputation of the hand at the wrist.
He also praised the country’s inter-ethnic peace stressing it cannot be taken for granted because Somalia a country of the same ethnic group, same language and same religion descended into a civil war since 1988 it is yet to really recover from.