The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Reverend Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi has advised Ghanaians to accept the Supreme Court verdict in good faith to help sustain the Peace the nation is currently enjoying.
Speaking to the media in an interview after a three-day seminar for Council members, Rev. Dr Adu Gyamfi described democracy as a contest where a contestant either wins or lose once he or she engages in it.
“What we are saying is that in a democracy, there is also the court system. In this court case somebody will win and somebody will lose. We are therefore pleading with Ghanaians to accept the verdict whichever way it goes. All the political parties have presented their issues well and are expecting a win or victory but we look up to the verdict of the Judges. They have been mandated by the laws of Ghana to undertake this important exercise and whatever comes out from them must be accepted. If you disagree where would you go and what would you do?” he queried.
“The nation must move forward; our women want peace to be able to undertake their normal business and trading activities. people want to do their work without disturbances. Travelers want to travel around and undertake their business transactions. So, we can’t allow the nation to be driven backwards or made to stand still. We are therefore pleading with the two political parties and their supporters as well as the general public that whatever verdict that comes out of the highest court of the land must be accepted to move the nation forward.”, he added.
The Supreme Court is expected to give its final verdict on the 2020 election petition on Thursday 4th March 2021.So far the petitioner (NDC) and the two respondents ( the Electoral Commission and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo ) have filed their closing addresses in conformity with the supreme court order for all the parties to simultaneously file written addresses.