Ghanaians Must Be Commended For Exercising Patience and Showing Respect for the Rule of Law

With the immeasurable patience which Ghanaians have exhibited before, during and after the 2012 general elections, according to a member of the communication team of the NPP, Nana Boakye, the citizenry must pat themselves in the back for respecting the rule of law in the constitution.

He stressed that Ghanaians have demonstrated that peace and harmony should be the center of attraction in the country; adding that they have remained calm even when some people were not happy with the declaration made by the chief returning officer, Dr. Afari Gyan in favor of President Mahama.

Speaking on Okay FM, he said that the commendation can hold without the stance taken by the petitioners from the NPP; reiterating that their decision to go to court to address their rejection of 2012 Presidential results in the Supreme Court has brought the peace the country is enjoying now.

However, he expressed dissatisfaction of the position of the Electoral Commission to deliberately prolong the court proceedings with help from the ruling NDC; in that the Supreme Court asked the EC to file in its defense an affidavit, but failed with the intention to drag the feet of the matter before the Supreme Court.

He therefore cautioned the EC and the NDC not to put to test the patience of Ghanaians by any attempt to set impediment on the court proceedings.

He admonished that if not a calculated attempt by the EC and NDC to delay the court proceeding, the electoral commission could at least have notified the Supreme Court registrar and the petitioners that the affidavits were not ready before the court sitting
He claimed that the effort made by Tsatsu Tsikata, counsel for the NDC to defend the EC buttresses the point that they want to delay the case..

He quickly commended the Supreme Court for adopting the idea of telecasting the proceedings live for clarity and to stop the communicators of the petitioners and respondents from twisting information which will emanate from the court room.

He said that at the end of the case before the Supreme Court, Ghana’s democracy will be deepened after the credibility of the electoral commission has been restored in the country.

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