October 29, 2012

The Deputy Central Regional Minister, Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, has appealed to politicians not to teat political opponents as enemies.

Mr Quansah, the Member of Parliament for Mfantseman, told the GNA in an interview that political opponents should be regarded as partners in development. He said some politicians had engaged in dirty politics, insulting their political opponents and telling blatant lies about them on political platforms.

“If we regard our opponents as friends and partners in development we cannot insult them or say any bad things against them,” Mr Quansah said and added that “by so doing we will be making politics clean but not dirty as some people perceived it to be.”

Mr Quansah said politicians could ensure peace in their constituencies if they stopped treating their opponents as enemies.

He said the government had put in place mechanisms to ensure that the December election was conducted peacefully devoid of any violence and appealed to the electorate to abide by the regulations of the Electoral Commission to endure free and fair election.