Togbe Afede XIV, President of Volta Regional House of Chiefs, has asked chiefs not to allow the region to be used as a “political battleground” in the December general election.

He said the region was noted for peace and entreated the chiefs to work nobly during the elections to maintain the peaceful atmosphere for rapid development.

Togbe Afede, who was addressing the Regional House of Chiefs at its Second General Meeting, reiterated the call on the Chiefs to refrain from openly endorsing candidates and political parties.

“Let’s welcome all the candidates. Grant access to all…this is very important for the unity of our region and development of the country,” he said.

“As chiefs let your conduct promote and cement peace in the country,” Togbe Afede said and asked the chiefs to remain united and work selflessly to develop their areas and the region.