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Catholic Bishops calls for calm after elections

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The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference has called for calm amongst the major political parties, the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress after the declaration of the elections.

It also called on their supporters to exercise restraints and violence after the elections.

This comes on the heels of the NDC’s refusal to accept the results declared by the Electoral Commission, accusing the commission of rigging for President Nana Akufo-Addo.

There have been pockets of demonstrations by supporters of the NDC in some parts of the country ever since the declaration of the election results.

A statement from the Bishops’ Conference said “Having monitored recent development on the political scene after the declaration of the result we wish to humbly appeal to all who have issues with the result to kindly address these issues through the legitimate procedures for redress.”

It has also called on the EC to engage the political parties to resolve all outstanding issues and grievances in the interest of the country.

“Aware that in every competition there are bound to be winners and losers, we wish to call on all stakeholders to exhibit maturity in accepting both defeat and victory. In this way, reactions to any of the two condition will be measured, modest and charitable towards one another,” the statement added.

Here is the full statement:

Source: Ghana Waves

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