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Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has cautioned President John Dramani Mahama to be careful in his comments regarding the ongoing election petition before the Supreme Court.

According to him, the president is talking too much and cautioned that, he should avoid a situation where it becomes a pattern.

Mr Baako made the admonition Wednesday on Accra-based Peace FM in relation to the caution issued by the nine-member Supreme Court panel hearing the petition challenging the 2012 elections that it would not hesitate to crack the whip on any one found culpable of making unacceptable statements on proceedings.

President Mahama is on record to have said that justice would be served by the Supreme Court by acknowledging that the 2012 presidential elections were free and fair in nature.

He made this statement on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the NDC party headquarters during the celebration of the partys 21st anniversary. His comments were, however, did not sit well with the opposition NPP which rebutted his statement describing it as "reckless and irresponsible".

However, President Mahama again on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Mount Horeb Prayer Centre at Mamfe in the Eastern Region reiterated that his presidency was ordained by God.

In his caution, Mr Baako said although he believed that those comments would not affect the mindset of the judges in their adjudication of the case, he thinks the presidents statements were politically incorrect because of his status as president.

But I think the president is talking too much on this matter. He should avoid a situation where it becomes a pattern because he is a party to the litigation and he is the president of the country, he said. I think it is one too many. If it becomes a pattern, it is not the best because he is the first gentleman of the land, he added.

Meanwhile, following Mondays warning, the court has issued yet another warning that it will not sit by and watch irresponsible conduct that can lead the country into anarchy go unpunished.

The Court has, thus, served notice it was going to deal with comments by a deputy Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party, Sammy Awuku. Sammy Awuku is on record to have described the Supreme Courts earlier warning to the media and party representatives last Monday as hypocritical and selective.
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