The Brong Ahafo Regional Executive Committee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has given the assurance that it would support any move taken by President John Evans Atta Mills to depoliticise all state institutions and reconcile the nation.
“We as a party in the region would give the President our total support to reconcile this country since without unity and peace we cannot progress and his vision of making Ghana a better one cannot not be achieved”, it stressed.
Mr John Owusu Agyeman, the NDC Regional Chairman who gave the assurance at a press conference held in Sunyani, said it was the hope of the party in the region that Prof. Mills, with the co-operation of the minority parties, would deliver the goods to make Ghana a better place to live.
The regional chairman said it was a fact that under the NPP regime, there was so much politicisation of every issue to the extent that every state organisation, including the presidency, legislative and judiciary had been politicised, and that had led to the polarisation of the country.
“We as a party are assuring Ghanaians that we will help Prof. Mills to depoliticise these state institutions and depolarise the nation to help build a united country and also live in peace”, he emphasised.
Mr Agyeman stated further that irrespective of one’s political and ethnic considerations “Ghana is for all of us and we will have to work together.”
He assured opponents of the NDC in the region and elsewhere in the country that the party would continue to engage in clean politics with them for the next four years, saying “we as a party would play our politics in a mature way and, therefore, under no circumstance should you entertain fears”.
Mr Agyeman also expressed the party’s appreciation and gratitude to the chiefs and people of the region for rallying behind the party and its presidential candidate in the December 28, 2008 presidential run-off, that enabled the party to assume the reins of government.
He also thanked all Ghanaians, the Electoral Commission (EC), the security agencies, the media and all institutions for ensuring peaceful, free and fair elections and helping to entrench the country’s democratic culture and processes.
The regional chairman on behalf of its supporters and sympathisers also congratulated the party’s national chairman, Prof. Mills and its members of Parliament for winning their seats in their various constituencies.
Mr Agyeman said Prof. Mills had already given the assurance that he would be a President for all and a united Ghana and, therefore, pledged their total support to him to bring into fruition that aspiration.
He urged Ghanaians to join hands with the incoming government, work hard and eschew all negative tendencies that could undermine the vision of Prof. Mills in making Ghana a better place to live.