The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is calling on the aggrieved party supporters of National Democratic Congress (NDC) to be responsible in exercising their constitutional rights to demonstrate peacefully without disturbing the peace of the country.
The Council has also called on the security agencies especially the Ghana Police Service to uphold the right to peaceful demonstrations by aggrieved parties to the electoral dispute in the country without any hindrance.
In a statement issued by the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), they also called on losing political parties to strongly consider the constitutional options of proceeding to the Supreme Court with all the evidence they have gathered to seek review of the decision of the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
The press statement issued by the Ghana Pentecostal Charismatic Council reads;
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has over the last few days after the declaration of the December 7th Presidential election results observed some unfortunate development in the political environments that borders on the peace, security and stability of our nation with grave concerns and would wish to call the attention of all stakeholders to the following issues with the view to addressing them to avoid any escalation of the already tensed environment:
1. The rights to peaceful demonstrations by aggrieved parties to the electoral dispute must be upheld and protected by the security agencies, especially the Ghana Police Service without any hindrances. While calling on the Security agencies to remain professional and be measured in their responses to acts of indiscipline by demonstrators in these tensed moments, we are equally calling on all aggrieved parties to be responsible in the exercise of their constitutional rights to demonstrate peacefully without disturbing the peace of the country.
2. In the same vain, we wish to encourage the losing parties to strongly consider the constitutional option of proceeding to the Supreme Court with all the evidence they have gathered to seek a review of the decision of the EC. While at this we also wish to appeal to the leadership of the losing parties to call on their supporters nationwide to be circumspect and responsible in the exercise of their rights to free expression and demonstration without the destruction of lives and properties, tor we have only one nation to live in.
3. To the vietorious party, the Council wishes to appeal to them to be measured in their celebrations in order not to provoke their opponents to violent retaliatory responses.
4. Finally, we wish to call on all our member Churches and by extension all peace-loving Ghanaians not to relent in their prayer efforts by continually praying congregationally and individually until calmness is restore to all parts of the country.
God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.