Choose peace over chaos - Agyin-Asare warns Mahama

Choose peace over chaos - Agyin-Asare warns Mahama

- Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare has urged John Mahama to contest the election results peacefully

- The founder of the Perez Chapel as also called for an investigation into the Techiman shooting

- John Mahama is contesting the election results. Says they are flawed

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General Overseer of the Perez Chapel, Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare has urged former president John Mahama to choose peace over chaos as he contest the results of the just ended elections.

Addressing congregants in a service this morning, the presiding Bishop referred the NDC’s candidate to the election petition at the Supreme Court in 2008, calling on him to learn lessons from its implications.

Choose peace over chaos - Agyin-Asare warns Mahama
In photo: Bishop Charles Agyin Asare and John Mahama. Photo Credit: Google Image/Modified by Arthur
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“Mahama who is contesting the presidential results, we pray you do it peacefully. In 2012 when a similar thing happened it was not easy in this country. A number of people have already lost their lives, no one needs to die because of an election,” he stated.

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Meanwhile, the Presiding Bishop has condemned the shooting incident at Techiman that led to the death of two party supporters during the elections. He’s called for investigations into the matter.

“We, therefore, condemn the use of fire arms on unarmed civilians and we ask that proper investigations be conducted in the deaths of the people who wanted to protect their votes, because, democracy is not a war,” he further stated.

Meanwhile, the former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, who also was the front runner of Ghana’s largest opposition party – NDC, is being advised to declare himself president and winner of the 2020 elections as well as proceed to establish his own cabinet.

This advice is coming from the legislator for the Tamale Central Constituency, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini. Reason? The former minister for roads and highways makes the assertion that Mahama won the elections and that he has the legitimacy to declare himself president of the state.

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Election results declared by the Returning Officer to the President – Jean Mensa – confirms that John Mahama was unable to garner 50 plus one votes. The results show that John Mahama polled 6,214,889 while Nana Addo polled 6,730,413 votes.

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The international community has hailed Ghana for the peaceful elections. A special convoy from the European Union (EU), also described the elections as generally peaceful.

Meanwhile, John Mahama has insisted he will not accept the results of a “flawed election”. He told supporters at the party head office that he will seek all legitimate legal means to reverse the declaration made by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa.

The Electoral Commission of Ghana took back the results of the presidential polls that was declared on December 9, 2020, after admitting it contained some errors.

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