Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and President John Dramani Mahama are scheduled to meet before the Supreme Court gives its final verdict on the election petition.
The two are to meet to reaffirm their commitment to peace and to tell Ghanaians that ‘they are not enemies’.
This was said by Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), Independent candidate for the 2012 Presidential election in an interview on PEACE FM.
His comment comes on the heels of a meeting that was held between five of the presidential candidates that took part in the December 2012 election and President Mahama as well as Nana Akufo Addo.
The five; JOY, Mr Akwasi Adei popularly known as Odike, flagbearer for the United Front Party (UFP); Dr. Henry Lartey, Flagbearer of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP); Hassan Ayariga, flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Abu Sakara, flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), met with the two to encourage them to help in maintaining peace in the country and to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court.
Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah said the meeting was also held to show that “we are not enemies and that the two main parties in the election petition, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and President John Dramani Mahama are also not enemies”.
Hence, “it will be in the national interest if they meet to demonstrate to their supporters that they are united and understand the meaning of democracy. It will also tell them that they are ready to accept whatever will be the final verdict”.
According to JOY, President Mahama and Nana Akufo Addo after their meeting, accepted to set a date to meet before the Supreme Court verdict.
“What they all said when we met them was as if they have already met before we went there; they all said the same thing. They are ready to enhance the democracy in the country. They pledged to accept whatever the verdict may be. They are not enemies and so we should be rest assured that nothing will happen after the verdict is given” he added.