The director of elections for the New Patriotic Party in the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempah has challenged the Supreme Court of the land to handle the NPP’s petition challenging the outcome of the 2012 elections with care and recognize that their final verdict could either call for peace or violence.
“If any violence should spark in Ghana, the Supreme Court is to be blamed for the way they might have handled it. I repeat, if any violence should erupt in the country, we will blame the Supreme Court for it”, he vowed.
Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempah was commenting on the sudden decision by some 327 applicants to join the NPP’s petition challenging the legitimacy of President Mahama at the Supreme Court.
According to the 327 applicants who were drew from 11,196 polling stations, it comes as a surprise to them that the petitioners identified their polling stations among those centers where the alleged irregularities took place.
The NPP has also identified the move as a plot by President Mahama, the Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to open the floodgates for every registered voter who claims to have voted in the December 2012 presidential election to apply for joinder.
Speaking to Kwame Nkrumah ‘Tikese’ on Okay FM, Dr. Opoku Prempah explained that should the Supreme Court allow the applicants to join the case, it would slow the process and build the political tension in the country until the case is solved.
“It is the wish of every Ghanaian that the Supreme Court would give its final judgment to kill the tension. The sitting president, President Mahama wishes the case is resolved soon to allow him have his peace. If others are made to join the case, it could span for long and he wouldn’t enjoy his tenure as president. People wouldn’t invest in the country anymore and this could affect the economy of the country,” he explained.
The MP for Manhyia further noted that the Supreme Court could have used just a month to wrap up the NPP’s case but because of the hidden agenda of certain individuals, the case had overstayed its time limit.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|