Election 2024: Don’t Be Used as Troublemakers – Sheikh Armiyawo Tells Youth - Onlinetimesgh

Election 2024: Don’t Be Used as Troublemakers – Sheikh Armiyawo Tells Youth

The Spokesperson for the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, has called on politicians to refrain from inciting the youth towards violence ahead of the 2024 general elections.

He expressed concern over the recent incidents of violence during the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, which have heightened fears and anxiety about potential unrest during the December polls.

Speaking at a press briefing organized by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) to announce the commencement of work for its Inter-Party Dialogue Committees, Sheikh Armiyawo urged the youth to remain vigilant and resist being manipulated by politicians to cause trouble.

“I speak to the youth of our country. No politician is worth the blood of another. This year, let no blood spill on our land because of politics. Politicians, make sure you avoid preparing the minds of our young people for violence. The recent voter registration gives credence to our fear and anxiety of possible violence in December,” he stated.

Additionally, the Secretary General of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Very Rev. Father Clement Kwasi Adjei, appealed to the media to avoid giving a platform to politicians or parties that intertwine religion with politics, warning of its dangers.

“I am begging you, the media, not to entertain any politician or any party that draws religion into politics. It is very dangerous. If a pastor can convince someone to go after his mother, then we know how powerful religion is. If you misuse religion, it becomes opium. Don’t allow anybody to use your platform to draw religion into politics,” he cautioned.

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