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Probe Cases Of Electoral Violence – Peace Council

The National Peace Council is has called on the police to launch investigations into the violent events that marred the 2020 elections.

They condemned these actions and called for the prosecution of the perpetrators whose actions led to the death of some six people while others were left injured.

In a press statement, the Council sympathised with the affected families.

“While we express our deepest condolences to the bereaved families, we strongly condemn these incidents and call on the police and other investigative bodies to hold to account the perpetrators in line with the laws of the land.

“In the interest of preserving Ghana’s peace and democracy credentials, the Council calls on all those who are contesting the outcome of the elections to do so within the legal framework and the National Peace Council guided by the 1992 Constitution, Political Parties Act (2002), Case laws based on the 2012 Supreme Court election petition and the Regulations 127 (CI) among others,” the document said.

In their statement, the Peace Council further urged the two main political parties, particularly, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to stick to their commitment to peace by signing the peace pact.

In this regard, they called on the party to seek redress in court to address their rejection of the election results.

“Besides, the National Peace Council would like to draw the attention of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) about their public commitment to peace and non-violence when their Presidential Candidates ahead of the December 7, 2020 Presidential & Parliamentary Elections signed the Peace Pact on December 4, 2020.

“It is also worthwhile to refer to the admonition of His Lordship the Chief Justice at the event, where he called on all those who may have grievances emanating from the elections to seek legal redress at the Court instead of on the streets.

“It is from this backdrop that the National Peace Council encourages particularly the NDC and any other politician with grievances to use the laid down processes to address their electoral disputes,” the Peace Council stated.

 

Source: myjoyonline.com

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