The decision to use the judiciary process to resolve the conduct of the December 7 election results by the Presidential candidate of the major opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a step in the right direction, President Akufo-Addo has said.
President Akufo-Addo added that seeking judicial remedies to resolve the conduct of the elections that the former President John Dramani Mahama believed were compromised would nurture Ghana’s nascent democracy.
He said the use of street protests to reject the results of the elections may jeopardize the relative peace and political stability the country is enjoying.
The President said this when he delivered the State of the Nation Address to mark the end of his first term in office in Parliament in Accra.
He said using the law court to adjudicate grievances was the responsibility of every citizenry instead of violent protest.
“We all have to make a deliberate decision to invest in the rule of law and uphold the integrity of the institutions of state so that no person or group of persons take the law into their own hands with impunity,” he added.
Eva Frempon-Ntiamoah, ISD