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Accept the Ruling of the Supreme Court, Former President Tells NPP and NDC

by The Ghana HIT

Accept the judgment of the Supreme Court and call your supporters to order no matter the outcome. These are the sentiments of former President John Agyekum Kufuor as he urged both NPP and NDC to accept the Supreme Court’s verdict that is due tomorrow, Thursday, 4 March 2021. Agyekum Kufuor who said this during a radio interview held on Wednesday morning urged the petitioner (NDC), and the respondent (NPP) to accept the Supreme Court’s verdict not because of their personal gains but for the sake of the country’s peace.

“Let’s all accept the verdict of the supreme court. Taking an entrenched position to reject the verdict will not help anybody…In 2013, the NPP did the same by going to court but after the verdict, although Akufo-Addo disagreed he accepted it and worked with it for the sake of the country’s peace. Just as Akufo-Addo did, I advise my brothers in the NDC to accept the verdict if it doesn’t go the way they want it, we’ll plead with them to accept it… Elections are organized every four years if it doesn’t go your way this time, you may get it in the next four years so let us give peace a chance,” the former president said.

The former president’s advice follows a case petitioned by NDC that points fingers at the Electoral Commission for declaring Akufo-Addo the winner of the 2020 presidential race on the grounds that the NPP candidate didn’t meet the required 50 percent plus one threshold. NDC petitioner Mr. Mahama wants the court to rule in his favor by calling for a rerun of the presidential elections.

Meanwhile, the first respondent which is the electoral commission insists the second respondent, Nana Akufo-Addo crossed the constitutional threshold and was rightfully declared the winner.

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