NPP-NDC supporters must respect Supreme Court verdict

BY: Sebastian Syme

Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been asked to accept the outcome of the Supreme Court on the petition filed against the Electoral Commission and President John Mahama by the NPP over the results of the 2012 presidential election.

Nana Okotwere Bekoe IV, Apagyahene of Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, who made the call when he was speaking to journalists at Ada in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region, said the country needed peace for national development.

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He cautioned supporters of the two political parties not to take the law into their hands, but to allow the state institutions to work to promote justice and the rule of law.

Nana Okotwere Bekoe, who is also the chief of Gomoa Ada, appealed to the government to repair the roads in Gomoa West in order to facilitate economic activities.

The chief said he had instituted and an education endowment fund to support needy but brilliant students in the area to enable them to continue their education to the tertiary level.

Nana Okotwere Bekoe IV appealed to the Gomoa West District Assembly and the Ghana Education Service to come out with initiatives to check school dropouts.

On December 28, 2012, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, NPP presidential candidate for the 2012 election, Dr Mamudu Bawumiah, his running mate, and Mr Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, National Chairman of the party, filed the petition. -GNA