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Ghanaians deserve commendation

Ghanaians, especially the petitioners and respondents, deserve commendation for their patriotism and statesmanship throughout the entire process of the election petition, the General Council of the Assemblies of God has stated.
In the view of the council, the court process, the judgement delivered and the aftermath reconciliatory gestures from both sides of the political divide would go a long way to deepen the democratic credentials of the country.

A statement issued in Accra by the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rev. Paul Frimpong-Manso, commended especially President John Dramani Mahama and the government for the positive manner in which they responded to the judgement.

The statement said the President, in his address which was broadcast to the nation, was quite magnanimous when he profoundly stated that the victory was indeed victory for Ghana and not for any particular group of people.

The statement said the petitioners also deserved commendation for choosing the democratic path in seeking redress for their grievances.

“I commend Nana Akufo-Addo for being a good statesman by quickly accepting the judgement of the Supreme Court, and calling on his supporters to do same and pledged to continue to contribute their quota in building the nation,” it stressed.

The statement, however, said the greatest glory goes to the Almighty God for providentially superintending over the entire episode and graciously bringing our country to where it is today.

According to the statement, it is an affirmation of the Scripture that states that “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labour in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stand guard in vain,” the statement quoted.

It also called on all Ghanaians to put the past behind them and throw their weight behind the President and the government to ensure a smooth and speedy development of the country.

Daily Graphic/Ghana