He said this is the time for Ghanaians to embrace peace when tension is heightened and the least spark could degenerate into chaos.
The former President said this when Peace Ambassador Stephen Appiah called on him to officially invite him for the Vodafone Unity match scheduled for June 8 and 11 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and the Accra Sports Stadium respectively.
The two leg matches is aimed at promoting peace and unity before, during and after the upcoming elections in Ghana and will feature Appiah World XI against Kumasi Asante Kotoko in Kumasi on June 8 and the Black Stars on June 11 at the Accra sports stadium.
Former President Kufuor commended Appiah for his efforts at promoting peace and accepted to honour the match.
He called on all political parties to help maintain the peace and appreciate the initiative of the former captain of the Black Stars.
“I see the initiative by Appiah as a worthy one that must be supported by all, including especially, the government, political parties and the electoral commission.” He noted.
Former President Kufuor noted that, “to transform a nation, there must be peace and football is a tool that can bind us’’.
The Appiah led team will engage in football clinics at the Kotobabi Wembley Park on June 9 and a Vodafone Peace Concert on Friday to precede the Accra match, which will feature some of Ghana’s notable musicians.
Global telecommunication giants, Vodafone- Ghana, are the headline sponsor of the two-leg matches.