The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has urged Ghanaians to be moderate and measured in their Christmas celebrations to avoid any unpleasant happenings that will be injurious to individuals and the nation.

According to the party, there’s the need for the public to understand and appreciate the fact that, we all have contributions to make towards the development of our dear country.

A statement signed by the Acting General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, said more importantly, Ghanaians are celebrating this year’s holidays at a time the change the citizenry had all been yearning for in the political leadership of the country has been made possible.

“It is our firm belief that, the benefits of the change will begin to manifest next year after the president-elect, Nana AddoDankwaAkufo-Addo, has been sworn into office on January 7, 2017.

“We want to appeal to all Ghanaians to remember the president-elect and the NPP in their prayers, so that we can be well-positioned to serve the best interest of the country.”

The statement added: “We want to use this occasion to re-assure the nation that the incoming NPP government will seek effective partnership with all Ghanaians, individuals and groups, as we work together to ensure that the new era of change engenders the kind of progress and prosperity that will satisfy the needs and aspirations of the people.”