The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has commended the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) for recognising that the demonstrations by the supporters of the main opposition party against the results of the 2020 elections, are in order.
Mr Mahama further called on the GPCC to ensure that the Electoral Commission (EC) works up to expectations.
Scores of supporters of the NDC have been hitting the streets in most parts of the country after Mr Mahama indicated that he was unwilling to accept the results of the elections because in their view, the EC manipulated the figures in favour of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The GPCC in a statement reacting to the demonstrations said, among other things, that “The right to peaceful demonstration by aggrieved parties to the electoral disputes must be upheld and be protected by the security agencies.”
Following this, Mr Mahama in a statement on his Facebook page said “I commend the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) for the recognition of protests as an instrument of democratic expression.
“Elections can be emotive and the EC’s incompetent handling of the Dec 7 poll leaves a sour taste in the mouths of all patriotic citizens.
“It is important to hold the EC accountable to ensure that it purifies itself and rises again to be the leading electoral body on our continent, Africa.
“I still urge all who feel outraged by the EC’s conduct to manifest their displeasure in a manner that is peaceful.”
By Laud Nartery|3news.com|Ghana