Your protests could spark post-election violence – Peace Council warns NDC

The National Peace Council has condemned the recent protests by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) over the 2020 election result.

The Council in a statement advised the party to refrain from protesting, as it has the potential to “spark post-election violence and mar the entire peaceful election process.”

NDC supporters across the country have been protesting 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 said the party could resort to the court to seek redress if it feels dissatisfied about the election.

“The Council recalls the resort to the courts to seek redress when the NPP was dissatisfied with the 2012 general election, which resulted in rather positive outcomes that led to significant reforms in Ghana’s electoral system.

“In the same vein, the National Peace Council encourages the NDC to follow suit to deepen our democratic gains rather than taking to the streets;a potential threat that can spark post-election violence and mar the entire peaceful election process.”

The Council also urged the NDC and New Patriotic Party (NPP) to uphold the peace documents they have signed by calling on their supporters to “refrain from acts of violence and vigilantism after the December elections.”

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