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General News of Monday, 7 November 2016

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

Christian Council commends Nduom, others for going to court

The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Opuni Frimpong has commended political parties that were disqualified from contesting in the presidential polls for resorting to the law court after their disqualification by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana.

He has, therefore, urged the political parties to accept the outcome of the court rulings in the interest of the state.

He also admonished the aggrieved parties to be patient and allow the laws take its full course.

Speaking in exclusive interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the reverend minister described as worrying the litigations being fought in court by the aggrieved parties and the EC.

Rev. Opuni Frimpong was also worried that the court cases have shifted the focus from the discussion of the political parties’ manifestoes and their policies for electorates.

He went on to state that it was more worrying for the EC to challenge the Accra High Court ruling which ordered it to allow Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom amend the errors on his nomination forms.

He quizzed if the EC would be appealing the ruling granted in favour of the All People’s Congress (APC) by the Accra High Court last week.

Rev. Opuni Frimpong was of the view that, the EC could build consensus with the affected parties instead of litigating with them.

According to him, it would have been more problematic for us if not for the assurance given by the Chief Justice in expediting the cases before the judiciary.

''If the EC can abandon the court cases and build consensus with the affected parties, and allow them amend the errors on their forms, it will inure to our benefit...I am also extremely happy that the parties chose to go to court instead of hitting the streets. That is commendable. I will encourage all the parties to exercise patience and allow the laws to work. They should also remain calm and wait for the outcome of the cases pending in court. And when a ruling is given, they have to accept it in good faith.''

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