July 21, 2013

Mr Justice Joe Appiah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma North Constituency, has cautioned politicians and the communication teams of various political parties to refrain from utterances that could cast doubts on the verdict of election petition.

He entreated Ghanaians to accord the Supreme Court Judges the peace of mind and freedom to go through the facts before them and to come out with a verdict that will be acceptable to all.

“Anything short of that could be a recipe for chaos which would undermine the peace and security of this nation,” he said.

Mr Joe Appiah said there was no need to do or say anything that could “open the flood gates for irresponsible comments in the media.”

He said Ghana had come a long way and that everything should be done to sustain the peace the citizenry are enjoying.

The MP commended Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the 2012 Presidential Candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for choosing the path of peace as he went to court to seek justice in the interest of the nation.

“The history of electoral violence in some African countries like Kenya and Ivory Coast are still too fresh to be forgotten and I plead that we all do what will engender peace for Ghana,” he said.

He appealed to all NPP supporters and all Ghanaians to remain patient while awaiting the final verdict of the election petition from the Supreme Court.