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Impress upon your supporters to return home – GPCC appeals to NDC

BY: graphic.com.gh
Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah
Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has appealed to the leadership of the main political parties, especially the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to impress upon its supporters massing up at the Electoral Commission (EC)’s offices to return home.

GPCC also urged the supporters to remain calm and wait patiently for the release of the final results by the EC.

This was contained in a press statement signed by the General Secretary of the Council, Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah on Wednesday.

The council described the massing up at EC’s office as worrying, “The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is picking up worrying signals of Political Party supporters massing up at the Head Quarters and Regional Offices of the Electoral Commission in relation to the yet to be released results of the Presidential election Results”.

GPCC also appealed to the Security Agencies to be circumspect and remain professional in their handling of the supporters in order not to inflame the already tensed situation at hand.

“Let’s all remember once again that we have only one Ghana to live in and nowhere else to go so the need to be measured in our utterances and actions in these tense moments. Let’s, therefore, stay calm”.

Meanwhile, the council has expressed worried about the reported isolated incidents of shooting and violence in some collation centres across the country, such as, Techiman South, Odododiodio, Ewutu Senya East, Tarkwa Nsuaem among others during the process in spite of the generally peaceful nature of the process.

“While commending the Electoral Commission and the Security agencies for managing such a peaceful process to date, the Council wishes to remind them of their solemn commitments to the good people of Ghana to deliver a peaceful, credible and transparent election that is acceptable to all in a secure and peaceful environment”.

“We wish to, especially, remind the Security agencies that their commitment is to the people of Ghana and not to any political party or individual and as such should be mindful of this commitment by ensuring that this constitutional mandate of protection of the citizens is solemnly upheld at all times. The alleged involvement of some state security personnel in Techiman and other places as shown in some media platforms is worrying and must be condemned by all if it is confirmed to be true”, it stated in another press stated sign by the General Secretary of the council, Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah.

“To the two main political parties, NPP and NDC, we call on their leadership to stop forthwith the too many press conferences, the accusations and counter-accusations and allow the Electoral Commission the space and peace of mind to deliver to Ghanaians credible, transparent and acceptable results. We also call on the Media to be reminded of their fourth state of the realm status and conduct themselves in a manner that would not jeopardise the security of the state, especially at this critical moment ahead of the declaration of the results”, the council added.

Read the full statement below:

PRESS STATEMENT

December 09, 2020

MASSING UP OF PARTY SUPPORTERS AT THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OFFICES

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is picking up worrying signals of Political Party supporters massing up at the Head Quarters and Regional Offices of the Electoral Commission in relation to the yet to be released results of the Presidential election Results.

The Council wishes to appeal for calm across the country and we urge the leadership of the main political parties, especially the NDC to impress upon their teaming supporters massing up at the EC’s offices to return home, remain calm and wait patiently for the release of the final results by the EC.

We are also appealing to the Security Agencies to be circumspect and remain professional in their handling of these supporters massing up on the streets and the EC offices in order not to inflame the already tensed situation at hand.

Let’s all remember once again that we have only one Ghana to live in and nowhere else to go so the need to be measured in our utterances and actions in these tense moments. Let’s, therefore, stay calm.
God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.

Long live Ghana!

Issued on behalf of the National Executive Council by:

Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah
(General Secretary)

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