Yaw Acheampong Boafo, National President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), has warned Ghanaians not to let politicians divide them during the election campaign.
He urged Ghanaians to use their civic rights at all times, regardless of whose political party was in power.
Delivering his New Year Message, Acheampong Boafo, said, “To our countrymen who need no reminding that 2024 is an election year, we urge you to continue to be model citizens and engage your full citizenship for national development, irrespective of who holds the reins of political power.”
“There is more that unites us than divides us. We must cherish our unity in diversity. Let’s act in the hospitality of our forefathers and not allow politicians in their Machiavellian pursuit of political power to divide us on ethnic, religious, and other divisive pranks.”
The President of GBA expresses his team’s resolve to actively cooperating with the judiciary, especially the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Gertrude Torkonoo, to secure citizens’ access to justice reforms.
“We will continue our cooperation with the judiciary, and our Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Gertrude Araba Torkonoo, to ensure access to justice reforms for all Ghanaians and smooth administration of justice,” he assured.
He asked GBA members to handle their future elections in a dignified manner.
“It’s my fervent hope that the campaign and the elections will be conducted with a high level of decorum so that we will have the moral authority to speak truth to our politicians.”
Yaw Acheampong Boafo also encourages GBA members in public life and politics to set examples at all times.
“We will urge members of GBA in public life and politics to set the standards at all times. There’s only one Ghana company limited, and we are all stakeholders,” he stated.