General News Sat, 24 Aug 2013

NDC, NPP leaders must hand over passports

The Agona East District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Neenyi Kofi Taboe has suggested that leaders of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) deposit their travelling documents with the Supreme Court prior to the verdict.

This, he said, was to assure Ghanaians that they would not foment trouble and run away to foreign countries if the verdict of the Supreme Court on the 2012 Election Petition did not favour them.

Neenyi Tagoe, who is the Chief of Osubonpanyin near Winneba in the Effutu Municipality, made the suggestion when he addressed the Conference of Mid-South Administration Unit of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church at Agona Nsaba in the Central Region.

Neenyi Tagoe, an elder of the Church of Pentecost, said if the politicians knew that they would be made to face the consequence of their actions and that they could not get the chance to run away, they would not do anything to disturb the peace.

He called on Ghanaians not to allow any politician to influence them to cause trouble because of the 2012 election petition.

He said both the petitioners and the respondents went to court as individual citizens but not as leaders of groups.

About 400 members from Mid-South Ghana Administrative Unit with the headquarters in Cape Coast attended the five-day conference on the theme: “Revival and Christian Life.”

Rev Solomon Kofi Asante, Pastor in charge of the Mid-South Conference urged members of the Church not to do anything to disturb the peace.

He said the SDA Church was holding conferences simultaneously in other administrative units to urge Ghanaians to accept the verdict.

Mr Sule Essah, Assistant Civic Education Officer of the NCCE, appealed also to citizens to be circumspect with their utterances about the judgment in order not to fall foul of the law.

Source: GNA