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General News Sat, 20 Jul 2013

Nothing will happen in Ghana after judgment - Foh Amoani

A Senior Law Lecture at the Ghana Law School, Moses Foh-Amoani, has said that Ghana will continue to be peaceful after the Supreme Court verdict on the ongoing presidential election petition.

“The judgment will come, and nothing will happen, we are crying in prayer to God and I can assure you that God will by all means hear our prayers,” he stated.

Moses Foh–Amoani was speaking Wednesday on Adom FM/Asempa FM’s “Burning Issues” program.

He said: “The fact that we chose the path of rule of law in seeking justice without going on the streets as it happened in Kenya and Cote d’ Ivoire, and everybody has access to what is going on at the Supreme Court, is an indication that Ghanaians are very peace-loving who are pursuing justice,” he said.

Foh-Amoani was rather confident the petition and the proceedings in court would strengthen and entrench Ghana’s budding democracy.

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He said Ghana had the responsibility of keeping the tout it had received from the international community as one of the stable democracies in Africa, therefore, the outcome of the court proceedings and its aftermath were of crucial essence to Ghana’s democracy and stability.

The law lecturer said both President John Mahama and the NPP flag bearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assurance to the nation that they will accept whatever verdict the Supreme Court issues was a manifestation that peace will prevail in the country.

He commended the nine-member panel of judges for their “steadfastness and judicial temperament.”

“As a lawyer and member of the judicial service who have taught and trained people in law, I feel so proud of the judges, especially the president of the judges”.

He is confident the judges will not disgrace the country, saying that: “they will send us to where we are supposed to go as a country, and every Ghanaian will come to appreciate and be proud of the quality of judges we have as a country."

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Foh-Amoani urged the media to be more circumspect and uphold high standards of professionalism as proceedings gradually come to a halt.

He said the way the judges dealt with those who faulted in the media during the proceedings has set the pace for the media to be circumspect in their reportage.

The lawyer also cautioned the media to desist from giving their platform to political party functionaries whose commentary has the tendency to inflame passions.

Source: joyonline