The National Peace Council (NPC) has called on all parties involved in the ongoing 2020 elections petition to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court on the matter to maintain peace and order in the country.
A statement released by the NPC urged the Petitioner, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the First Respondent, the Electoral Commission and the Second Respondent, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to refrain from activities that would incite their followers to disturb the peace of the country regardless of the outcome of the petition.
The statement also called on the supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) not to engage in any activity that would threaten the peace the country is enjoying for the past four decades.
Also, it urged the media, political commentators and the entire citizenry to be circumspect with their discussions and utterances after the judgment of the petition on Thursday, March 4, 2021, to maintain peace.
“The Peace Council respectfully appeals to all the people of Ghana to resort to time-tested nonviolent mechanisms to address any outstanding election-related complaints peacefully, either through the judicial process or by any means available such as alternative dispute resolution” it added.
The Supreme Court has set March 4, 2021, to rule on the 2020 elections petition.
Juliet Etefe, ISD