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A senior law lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Mr Kofi Abotsi, has expressed concern about the President's pronouncements about the ongoing election petition case.

In his opinion, though his (President's) comments were contemptuous, they could have been avoided.

President Mahama on Wednesday gave assurances of his commitment to accept the final outcome of election petition case.

According to him, "I just want to say that we have no other option than to accept the verdict. We must accept the verdict because that is the Supreme Court of Ghana and the constitution gives it the authority to adjudicate as the final arbiter on matters like this."

Lawyer Abotsi in an interview with Citi news however noted that though, "the President is not an average citizen... one would have expected that everyone would exercise some restraint and therefore avoid making direct comments that may be tapped into by [bad] elements."

He thus cautioned the leadership of the various parties involved in the election petition case to avoid making direct comments in relation to the case.
Source: citifmonline.com

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