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Politics of Friday, 18 December 2020

Source: rainbowradioonline.com

You cannot ask people to accept defeat when they’ve not received justice - PPP

Kofi Asamoah-Siaw was the running mate of the Progressive People Kofi Asamoah-Siaw was the running mate of the Progressive People

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) says the various bodies and individuals calling for peace following the outcome of the 2020 general elections should not lose sight of justice.

Mr. Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, the running mate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) who spoke on behalf of the party argues that there cannot be peace when justice has not been given to aggrieved persons.

He has, therefore, advised the EC to publish the 275 collation sheets used for the presidential election since that is what will bring the peace we are calling for.

He asked the Peace Council, the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Police Service, and stakeholders who have called for peace to ensure that their loyalty should be for Ghana and not a political party or an individual.

”Peace is paramount, it is important and PPP supports peace but we are forgetting about justice. For peace to prevail, there must be justice. We cannot cheat people and ask them to pursue a path of peace when we have refused to give them justice,” he said.

The EC he stated promised to be transparent and credible but they are now being accused of rigging the polls because they were not transparent in the elections.

"For peace to prevail, the EC must publish the 275 collation sheets for the parties who contested the results to be satisfied. That is what will bring peace.”

He made these remarks in an interview on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm with host Kwabena Agyapong.

The PPP’s running mate said the publication should not be difficult for the EC to do because they managed to publish the entire register used for the general elections before December 7, 2020.

He said there is no need for people to call for peace when those challenging the results have not been given an opportunity to be heard.

Mr. Asamoah-Siaw further noted that it makes no sense to ask an aggrieved party to accept the results when they have raised questions about irregularities.

The publication of the 16 regions which have been published on the website he said is a mistake and unlawful because they should have rather published the constituency results.

To him, the declaration cannot be correct when the EC has failed to allow due process to be followed and the evidence for the declaration has not been transparent.

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