The National Peace Council has penciled a letter over the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court. The Peace Council in the statement appeals to the parties in the petition to maintain peace after the Court's final judgement.
According to the National Peace Council, the parties should refrain from any actions that would undermine our much-vaunted peace and democracy. It also calls on all social and political commentators to make healthy comments pertaining the petition and the the judgement.
The tensions surrounding the election petition brought before the Supreme Court by the Petitioner, John Dramani Mahama is still soaring as the Court has finally decided to make the final judgement. Mahama who lost the 2020 presidential election is challenging the outcome of the election and has alleged that the EC worked in contradictions with the provisions of the constitution.
Prior to the announcement by the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court had unanimously dismissed a motion filed by the petitioner to reopen his case to enable him to subpoena Jean Mensah. The Supreme Court indicated that it was not convinced to grant the request. However, Mr. Mahama filed another application for a review of the Court's ruling, which, was also quashed on legal grounds.
As we speak now, Ghanaians are anticipating for the final judgement which has been slated for March 4, 2021. In a 2 paged statement dated February 28, 2021 and signed by Chairman of the Council, Rev. Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi it calls on the;
"Former President John Dramani Mahama, the President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, as well as the Electoral Commission, to strictly adhere to the ruling of the Supreme Court regardless of who wins or losses in the yet to be delivered judgement."
The Council also, "appeals to the parties to refrain from any activity that may directly or indirectly encourage their followers to disturb the peace of the country after the judgement."
See the full excerpt of the statement below;
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