The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has directed losing parties of the just ended 2020 elections to seek redress at the Supreme Court, should they disagree with the Electoral Commission’s results.
Following the declaration of the December 7 presidential polls, GPCC has observed some unfortunate developments that borders on the peace, security and stability of the nation with grave concerns and has called on relevant stakeholders to address them to avoid any escalation.
In a December 14, 2020 statement, the Pentecostal Council encouraged the losing parties to “strongly consider the constitutional option of proceeding to the Supreme Court with all the evidence they have gathered to seek a review of the decision of the EC”.
The GPCC also appealed to the leadership of the aggrieved parties “to call on their supporters nationwide to be circumspect and responsible in the exercise of their rights to free expression and demonstration without the destruction of lives and properties, for we have only one nation to live in”.
The Pentecostal Council’s appeal comes after the National Democratic Congress (NDC) outrightly rejected the results declaration of the December 7 presidential polls and the subsequent pockets of violence and brewing tensions in the political atmosphere.
While acknowledging the rights of aggrieved parties to demonstrate, GPCC asked them to be responsible in the exercise of their constitutional rights to demonstrate peacefully without disturbing the peace of the country.
The council further called on the security agencies especially, the Police Service to remain professional and be measured in their responses to acts of indiscipline by demonstrators in these tensed moments.
Additionally, it pleaded with the winning party to be moderate in their celebrations in order not to provoke their opponents to violent retaliatory responses.