General News Sat, 20 Jul 2013

Don’t attempt to destabilize Ghana - Ade Coker warns

The Greater Accra Regional chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress, Joseph Ade Coker, has warned those plotting to cause mayhem after the presidential election verdict of the Supreme Court, to reconsider their decision.

According to him, there are some unseen faces that may be planning to destabilize the country if the election petition did not go their way, and warned such people will not be countenanced.

He was joining calls by Civil Society groups for parties in the petition, the NDC and NPP, to sensitize their supporters before the verdict of the case is given.

The petition which started April 16 this year is gradually coming to an end as the Supreme Court breaks to make parties in the case file their addresses by July 31.

Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii-Sen on Thursday, Ade Coker noted that the country will rather be united after the verdict of the Supreme Court.

“I am urging the youth not to allow themselves to be used by some politicians and big men to foment trouble after the case. Some people who think that the verdict didn’t go their way may try to plot against the nation, but I am warning them not to attempt because Ghana only needs peace. What we should all tell the world now is that we are united, so after the verdict, we should all accept it” he stated.


He observed that the election petition has created tension in the country; therefore, a quick settlement of the matter will set the country free.

He asserted that elections are won at polling stations, opining that after the petition hearing, nothing will change because Ghanaians have spoken through the ballot.

"It is God who installs kings and gave us one in December, so I think we are moving as a country. Elections are always won at the polling station, so I think nothing will change after the court case”.

The NDC stalwart admonished both parties in the petition case to accept the verdict of the court because at the end of it all, it is Ghana that should move forward.

He urged civil society groups and the political parties to make peace an integral part of their message ahead of the verdict in order for people to accept the results easier.

The regional chairman of the governing party pledged that the NDC will not do anything that will hurt the peace of the nation after the petition hearing.

Source: joyonline