Ghana: Plea for peace

Bishop Abraham Ackah with Canon Lloyd Anthony(Photo: St Joseph's Episcopal Church, Sefwi-Wiawso)

Ghanaians are being urged to shun violence when the Supreme Court announces its ruling on a challenge to last year's presidential election results.

President John Mahama was declared winner of the 2012 elections in a vote that was accepted by election commission and the international community.  

However, the opposition New Patriotic Party contested the outcome, claiming election irregularities. 

Final hearings are expected to be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday before a decision is announced next month.   

The Bishop of Wiawso, the Right Reverend Abraham Kobina Ackah, called upon Ghanaians to show "restraint" whatever the Supreme Court's ruling.

Ghanaians should "be prepared to accept the outcome of the verdict in good faith so that Ghana's democracy will be further deepened to sustain the relative peace and stability we are enjoying at the moment", he said.

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