The National Peace has called on stakeholders involved in the ongoing election petition to maintain the peace after the Supreme Court declares its judgment on Thursday.
Citing the 2020 Presidential Peace Pact, the Council’s Chairman, Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi in a statement noted that participants must be guided by the commitment they made when they signed the document.
He further added that leaders must refrain from any activity that will incite their followers to disturb the peace the country has witnessed all these years.
“The National Peace Council, respectfully calls on all the parties in the dispute i.e., the former President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, as well as the Electoral Commission, to strictly adhere to the ruling of the Supreme Court regardless of who wins or loses in the yet to be delivered judgment.
“In this regard, we encourage all supporters of the two political parties not to engage in any activity that is a potential threat to the peace of Ghana,” he said.
Dr Adu-Gyamfi also encouraged the media, political commentators and all citizens to be circumspect in their reports and discussions about the issue.
“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 alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.”