The Northern Students Union (NSU), has advised politicians to refrain from using conflicts to woo voters of the Northern, Upper East and West regions.
The Union said making political capital out of conflicts would never help the three regions but rather inflame passions, create antagonisms and mayhem in the area with serious consequences for unity and development.
Mr Issahaku Arimeyaw Somo, the new National President of NSU said this at a seminar organized by the Union for its members at the Wa based Faculty of Integrated Development Studies of the University of Development Studies.
The seminar also served as a platform for the out-going executive of the Union to hand over to the new executive.
Mr Somo appealed to the people of the three regions to see poverty and illiteracy as their worst enemies, which they must collectively fight to eliminate from their midst, instead of fighting each other for control of either land or chieftaincy.
The NSU President called on the political parties to use educated people with high sense of maturity as their polling agents in all polling stations in the three regions in the December polls.
He appealed to the Government, Non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, who had the development of the North at heart, to involve NSU in their activities, saying "the one that is sick knows the magnitude of his sickness".
Speaking on "peaceful, free and fair elections", Mr Kofi Adomah, Upper West Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) urged the students to reject politicians, who would incite them to engage in acts that had the potential of undermining a peaceful, free and fair election.
He asked them to collaborate with the NCCE to educate Ghanaians on the evil effects of election violence, using what happened in Kenya and Zimbabwe as examples.