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The National Peace Council Queries The Two Major Political Parties In Ghana Over Press Statements

The Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Reverend Prof Emmanuel Asante  has called on both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be circumspect in their actions and not to do anything to upset the prevailing calm in the country. He has asked the New Patriotic Party to respect the electoral rules and desist from further declaring themselves winners of the ongoing general elections.

His comments follow the NPP’s National Campaign Manager, Mr Peter Mac Manu declaration of victory while addressing a hurriedly arranged dawn press statement, saying President John Mahama should concede defeat due to results they claim to have which indicates such. Earlier the NDC had in a statement asked its supporters to remain calm explaining that the incumbent president was in a ‘comfortable lead’.

Prof Asante has saidthat the action of both parties was irresponsible, particularly for the NPP because it declared victory without even asking its members to remain calm and await the declaration of the Electoral Commission which is the only institution mandated to declare election results.

Pleading for calm, he said the actions of the two leading parties are recipes for conflict and should not be repeated.

 

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