The 2020 presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has entreated outraged members and supporters of the party to exercise restraint when they go out there to protest.
This comes on the back of series of demonstrations and protests staged by NDC supporters in various regions and constituencies across the length and breadth of the country against the Electoral Commission (EC) and the outcome of the 2020 election as presented.
Following that, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has urged the NDC to be very circumspect in the venting of displeasure against the EC so not to throw the peace and stability of the country to the dogs.
Replying to this statement from the religious organization, former President John Dramani Mahama said although the NDC disagrees with the election results as presented by the EC Boss Jean Mensa on December 9 2020, he will urge his party and followers to demonstrate peacefully.
“I commend the Ghana Pentecostal & Charismatic Council (GPCC) for the recognition of protests as an instrument of democratic expression. Elections can be emotive and the EC’s incompetent handling of the Dec 7 poll leaves a sour taste in the mouths of all patriotic citizens.”
“It is important to hold the EC accountable to ensure that it purifies itself and rises again to be the leading electoral body on our continent, Africa. I still urge all who feel outraged by the EC’s conduct to manifest their displeasure in a manner that is peaceful,” he shared in a tweet.
It is important to hold the EC accountable to ensure that it purifies itself and rises again to be the leading electoral body on our continent, Africa.
I still urge all who feel outraged by the EC's conduct to manifest their displeasure in a manner that is peaceful.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) December 21, 2020