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Peace Council to parties: Don’t fight after Supreme Court’s judgement on election petition

The Peace Council has reminded John Mahama and President Nana Akufo-Addo of the peace pact they signed ahead of 7 December elections

The National Peace Council (NPC) has advised supporters of the two main political parties, National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), to accept the outcome of Election 2020 petition at the Supreme Court.

The advice is coming barely three days to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the petition brought by flagbearer of the NDC, John Mahama.

The Peace Council wants the two leaders – Mahama and President Nana Akufo-Addo – to be guided and reminded of the peace pact they signed ahead of 7 December 2020 election.

In a statement, the NPC said Ghanaians must use the appropriate channel to address their grievances concerning the outcome of the just ended election.

“On December 4, 2020 the presidential candidate of the NPP, the second respondent in the said petition, and the presidential candidate of the NDC, the petitioner in this case publicly subscribed to the Accra Declaration…

“Both NPP and NDC in 2020 publicly subscribed to a code of conduct and a roadmap on the eradication of political vigilantism and election related violence on the grounds that they are inimical to Ghana’s democratic system,” the statement read in part.

The Council further called on the media to be circumspect about their reportage after the judgement.

Below is the full statement:

Fred Dzakpata 

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