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Politics of Sunday, 6 January 2013

Source: GNA

NPP urged to restrain their members from disturbing peace

Obrempon Nyanful Krampah XI, Omanhen of Gomoa Ajumako Traditional Area, has appealed to the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to restrain its members, especially the youth from disturbing the peace Ghanaians are enjoying.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency at his palace at Gomoa Ajumako near Apam, the Omanhen noted that since the 2012 presidential election was announced some members of the NPP had wanted to take the law into their hands to cause trouble.

He said since the party had decided to contest the results of the election at the Supreme Court and had actually filed petition at the court, it was only proper for members to wait patiently for judgement to be given.

Obrempon Nyanful Krampa said pouring onto the streets to demonstrate over the same case filed at the Supreme Court, vandalising vehicles suspected to belonging to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) members and beating up of journalists would not reverse the results of the election to favour the NPP.

“It is only the court which can do that,” he said.

The Omanhen said the behaviour of some of the members of the NPP over the declaration of the presidential election could endanger peace as they were pushing members of the NDC to the wall.

He commended members of the NDC for not retaliating and said the nation realised the importance of peace in its development that was why the whole country went on it kneels to pray for peace before, during and after the 2012 general elections.

He said God had granted the nation’s request and; “we are grateful for that.”

Obrempon Nyanful Krampa noted that since the leadership of the NPP believes in the rule of law and had petitioned the court, members must wait for the outcome.

He appealed to the National Peace Council to take immediate steps to get the two parties, the NPP and the NDC to sign undertaking to accept the ruling of the Supreme Court and also to restrain their members from indulging in any activity that could disturb the peace in the country when the ruling was given.