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General News of Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Source: radioxyzonline

NDC, NPP not fully committed to peace - Mosquito

The two main political parties in Ghana are not showing enough commitment to peace ahead of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the election petition trial, General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress has told XYZ News.

Johnson Asiedu Nketia believes the “conditional” commentaries rattled by elements of both parties regarding the need for peace after the Supreme Court verdict, betray their non-commitment.

“My worry is that many of the commitments that have come out about peace so far have been too non-committal; they are all conditional,” he bewailed.

According to Mr. Asiedu Nketia, the cry by both the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that “peace should happen only when there is justice” is not good enough.

He said comments such as “…We are committed to peace so long as the judgment comes, and it follows justice” do not portray absolute commitment to peace.

“I do not think that is the way to go”, Mr. Asiedu Nketia counseled, adding that: “If people are interested in the peace of this country, they must accept that when it comes to matters of law, it is the Supreme Court that gives the final word, so we should be talking about committing ourselves toward acceptance of the Supreme Court’s final verdict, period!”.

As far as he is concerned, the conditional commentaries show wobbly commitment, which leaves much to desire.

“If we are really prepared for peace, we should be saying that whatever comes out of the Supreme Court, we will accept it,” he observed.

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