The Vice President, Dr Alhaji Mahamoud Bawumia has called on the\ncitizenry to grow politics beyond petty differences, and consider it \u201conly\u201d as\na tool for national development.\n\nHe said in an era where development remained the main goal, the nation must not allow divisive politics to blur efforts towards addressing its many socio-economic challenges.\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDr Bawumia said this when he graced a fundraising durbar to climax the Klefe Yam Festival celebration of the people of Klefe in the Ho Municipality.\n\n\u201cLet our politics grow beyond petty differences. Let our politics mature beyond name calling and the fabrication of lies. Let our national politics demonstrate unity of purpose, unity in diversity and in the contest of ideas, leading to the triumphantof superior solutions that address our many socio-economic challenges.\n\n\u201cAs we seek to move forward in unity for development, it is time we consider politics only as a tool for development and the way we go about it. What matters is for us to rally support for governments that address the everyday challenges of the people\u201d, he said\n\nThe Vice President called on the nation to support President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, whom he said remained committed to developing a political atmosphere that fostered unity and development, and shun politicians who thrived by \u201cpreying on tribal and regional sentiments\u201d.\n\n\u201cI wish to convey to you the commitment of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to these ideals of politics. As we move into an election year, it is the resolve of the President to centre our politics on the bread and butter issues and the future\nof the country.\n\n\u201cLet us support thisbresolution of the President by re-invigorating the values of old. In time past, we counted on people to be truth-tellers in all circumstances and respectful of each other.\n\nWe can still go back to those \u201cgood old days\u201d of truth, honesty,\nlove, peace, kindness, and simple goodness.\n\nHe said politicians who sought to prey on tribal and regional sentiments of the people were not problem solvers and did not deserve the support of the people.