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A Deputy Director of Communications for the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ernest Owusu Bempah, has described the National Peace Council (NPC) as a dead horse and its operations irrelevant.

According to him, the NPC has become a useless entity and accused the body of bias towards the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The NDP Communicator was particularly unhappy with the silence of the Peace Council following remarks by President John Dramani Mahama that the Supreme Court’s final ruling on the election petition will indicate the NDC won the 2012 General Elections “cleanly”; comments he (Owusu-Bempah) felt were prejudicial.

Making his submission on Okay fm, Owusu-Bempah said he, together with the majority of Ghanaians, had expected the council to rebuke and call the President to order.

To him, the Peace Council was more or less a War Council and justified the negative tag placed on the council saying during the 2012 election, NDC activists made inflammatory statements which could have resulted in chaos but the council acted like the proverbial ostrich, however, when the NPP made similar statements the Peace Council swiftly waded in.

Owusu-Bempah further claimed after the 2012 election, some people were openly heard chanting war songs but the Council did not come out to denounce them; reiterating that the Council is rather a War Council because our their selective approach in addressing issues.

“Ghanaians don’t need the services of the Peace Council because we are peaceful by nature…we should not recognise them in our body politics because there is nothing good to gain from them,” Owusu-Bempah said.
Source: Daniel Adu Darko/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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