July 30, 2013

Ahead of the verdict by the Supreme Court on the 2012 election petition case, the Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin has cautioned grassroots supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Party (NDC) not to take to violence after the declaration.

He said it is not just enough to make pledges and declarations about peace after the verdict but emphasized the need for party supporters who most of the time become over exuberant and engage in negative acts to ensure the peace that the country is currently experiencing is observed.

Counsel for the parties to the 2012 election petition case are expected to file their addresses to the Supreme Court by the end of today 30th July 2013 after which further directions will be given by the court as to when the verdict will be announced.

Ahead of the verdict, there have been several talks of the need to eschew tendencies that will disturb the peace in the country as Ghana is the only country we have as Ghanaians.

Speaking on TV3 News Stand Pogramme on Tuesday, Hon. Afenyo Markin implored party supporters of the two largest parties to draw lessons from the petitioners decision to go to court to settle their case,and avoid any action that will mar the peace of the nation.

He said there was no enmity between politicians of the two great parties and that there should not be any basis to fight themselves.

‘’Political leaders are not at war, we debate ourselves and retire, but when we are back we resume back our good relationships and forge on together in the nation building exercise.

Hon. Afenyo Markin expressed confidence that the Justices sitting on the case would give a judgment that would be acceptable to all Ghanaians.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghaana mps.gov.gh