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Rule Of Law Must Reign, Not Thuggery!


Some residents of Ashaiman in the Greater Accra Region took to the streets Sunday morning to demonstrate against the 2020 election results by the Electoral Commission (EC).

According to the residents, the true verdict for the election was not made by EC Chair, Jean Mensa.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has to govern the country, they insisted.

The group reportedly held placards with legible writings that stated “Stolen Verdict, we need Peace,” while emphasizing the mantra “no Mahama, no peace.”

Dressed in red attires, several residents took to the streets and burnt tyres to pass their message across.

Some residents who spoke to the media said: “We are very concerned. We cannot understand how the NPP won this election. We will use all means possible aside demonstrating.”

As at press time yesterday, reports were that calm has also been restored in Tamale after police fired warning shots to disperse some supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who poured onto the streets to support their flagbearer’s rejection of the 2020 parliamentary and presidential election.

The youth, who chanted war songs, burnt tyres in the middle of the road at night in many places in Tamale, shortly after Mr. John Dramani Mahama had, in a press conference, announced he was rejecting the results announced by the EC.

To maintain sanity and peace, the police were deployed onto the streets and fired warning shots to disperse the crowd.

The paper could continue citing several instances of protests resulting in loss of properties and lives days after the December 7 polls involving both NPP and NDC supporters.

The New Publisher wants to put on record that whoever has issues with the outcome of the December polls unfortunately knows what to do.

Losers must go to court and argue their case out instead of inciting the youth most of whom are jobless to riot.

In any case, election related cases are not new to Ghana in view of the fact that the sitting president also went to court in 2012 to contest the results of the elections.

Luckily, this time around the Supreme Court has set aside some 42 days to hear every election related matter.

To us at The New Publisher, we say that the empty noises, the press conferences, accusations and counter accusations, name calling, innuendos and people massing up at the EC offices are all not enough to overturn the verdict in any case. They only whip up tensions!

The language is go to court and test your ‘incontrovertible’ evidence!

Until then, we must all follow the dictates of rule of law and stop the thuggery on the streets.

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