A former Finance Minister, Dr Kwabena Duffour has called for calm amidst the bickering among the political class over “Do or die” comment by Former president John Mahama.
In his estimation, such comments at this time in Ghana would not auger well for peace.
He has therefore called on Mr. Mahama and NDC leadership to seek peace and eschew any rhetoric that defeats the essence of peace.
“This is the time for peace and cooperation, not for violence and divisiveness. Leadership is not about ego or even Election Day, but putting the health, prosperity and safety of Ghanaians first every single day, all year round,” he said.
He added that “our children are hungry, and our people are hurting, letâ€™s not resort to conflict but come together for the betterment of all”.
Dr Duffour remarked that the country wins, when its leader wins. He explained that the success of the vulnerable in the country should be the only priority for the strongest ones in the country.
“This can not be achieved through harsh words, violence or politicking, but through peace, humility and hard work. In these times of great uncertainty, it is important to remember that words matter and carry great weight!,”
“May we all put Ghana first, and remember that party colours will never trump the unity of red, yellow and green,” he said.