The Christian Council of Ghana has urged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to consider legal action instead of street protests in its opposition to the declared election results.
“We entreat them to desist from the street protests and agitations and rather resort to the court to seek redress for their concerns in accordance with the law,” the council said in a statement.
It also urged the NDC to “avoid statements that have the tendency to inflame passion and cause mayhem in the country.”
The party has been engaged in some protests nationwide in protest of some declared election results.
The opposition has engaged in a series of demonstrations in Accra, Zabzugu, Techiman South, Tamale and Kumasi in protest of the outcome of the elections.
Most recently, hundreds of NDC supporters in the Ashanti Region marched to the regional EC office to protest the outcome of the 2020 elections.
Aside from grievances at the constituency level, the NDC has also rejected the outcome of the presidential election which saw Nana Akufo-Addo declared President.
The council further called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to as a matter of urgency come out with “a clear statement on the state of constituencies that have challenges with results declared in the December 7, 2020 elections.”
Following reports that five persons in incidents of election violence, the Christian Council expressed concern that “the government has been quiet about the unfortunate killings that took place in certain constituencies during the elections and admonish government to ensure the investigation of the killings and bring culprits to book.”
Find below the full statement