Election Petition Judgment: Let’s maintain peace and stability of our country– CFI to Politicians

The Civic Forum Initiative (CFI), has appealed to Ghanaians, especially, political actors to maintain peace in the country ahead of the Supreme Court’s judgement on the 2020 Presidential elections Scheduled on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

They therefore Asked the citizenry to accept the judgment for peace to prevail. And also pleaded that the feuding political actors impressed on their constituents to guard the peace currently being enjoyed in the country.

Speeking at a press conference at IDEG conference room, Maj. Gen Nii Carl Coleman (Rtd), the Chairman, of CFI called on the NPP and NDC to live up to expectation and encourage their supporters to avoid engaging in violent and aggressive conduct that would endanger national peace, security and threaten our democratic gains.

“Regardless of outcome, we must all remember to put Ghana first and take the necessary actions to guarantee that our nation does not plunge into political turmoil. We encourage the Leadership of the NPP and NDC to work together to undertake the longstanding constitutional reforms in order to eradicate the root causes if vigilante violence in Ghana and the winner-takes-all system as committed to the 2020 Presidential peace pact”, he stressed.

The Chairman address urged the Police Service to ensure law and order as well as the safety of citizens through professional enforcement of our country’s laws. And also pleaded with the Media to also be circumspect in their reportage and ensure that their outlets do not become platform’s for hate speech.

The NDC presidential candidate filed on December 30, 2020, a presidential election petition seeking to revers the official presidential election results as declared by the EC Chairperson. The NDC Flagbearer believed that none of the candidate in the 2020 elections polled more than 50% of valid votes cast.

In view of that he prayed the court for a re-run of the election between the two candidate with highest votes. After weeks of legal arguments, the supreme court, is now scheduled to deliver its verdict on Thursday, March 4, 2021.


Report by Bernard K DADZIE

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