- "The Lord said I should tell you there will be peace in Ghana, Ghana will never burn, for your sake there will be peace in this nation. I want His Excellency President Akufo-Addo to call John Mahama even though I know it is the one in opposition who calls."
Sam Korankye Ankrah, the Apostle General of the Royalhouse Chapel, has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to extend an invitation to his main opponent, John Mahama, in order to resolve their differences for peace to prevail.
He made the call after leading his congregation to pray for peace on Sunday after the 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections.
“The Lord said I should tell you there will be peace in Ghana, Ghana will never burn, for your sake there will be peace in this nation. I want His Excellency President Akufo-Addo to call John Mahama even though I know it is the one in opposition who calls,” he said.
Ankrah added: “But because he is the father of the nation, I want him to stretch a hand of peace to his opponent John Mahama and even those who are criticizing and whatever, he should tell John Mahama, John this is not about the fight, let peace prevail, can you come to my office let us talk, I pray this week that will happen.”
Appoint NDC members
The Founder and Leader of Royal House Chapel also expressed optimism that parliamentary seats in contention be settled for peace to prevail.
He further advised the president to consider appointing members of the opposition NDC to key positions in his next administration to foster peace.
Supporters of the National Democratic Congress over the weekend demonstrated in parts of the country including Tamale, Madina, Ashaiman and Tema insisting their flagbearer won the 7 December elections.
The chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, on Wednesday declared Akufo-Addo the winner of the 2020 presidential elections, after defeating John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress.
Akufo-Addo won by 51.59% of the total votes cast as against Mahama’s 6,214,889 representing 47.36%. Akufo-Addo polled a total of 6,70,413 votes out of the total votes of 14, 434, 574.
Crowds of jubilant supporters took to the streets in Accra and other parts of the nation to celebrate the victory of the 76-year-old New Patriotic Party (NPP) leader.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama by 53.8% to 44.4% in the 2012 election.
Ghana’s elections have been historically close, with Mahama narrowly winning against Akufo-Addo in 2012 with 50.7%. In that elections, Akufo-Addo unsuccessfully challenged Mahama’s victory in the courts.
However, the minority NDC has since rejected the 2020 results, describing the election as full of irregularities in some parts of the country.