Ga Chiefs call for the end of riots, violence on their lands

Ga Chiefs call for the end of riots, violence on their lands

- The Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs has demanded the end of protests in the capital

- Supporters of the NDC have launched a series of protests across the nation against the outcome of the 2020 elections

- According to the party’s flagbearer the elections were rigged

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The Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs has called for the immediate end of violent protest in the capital.

Supporters of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been organising a nationwide protest against the results of the just-ended general elections.

President Nana Akufo-Addo won the elections, securing himself reelection as Ghana’s president for the next four years.

Ga Chiefs call for the end of riots, violence on their lands

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He collected over 51% of the ballots.

The NDC and its presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, refused to accept the outcome of the elections, asserting that the verdict was “stolen”.

Jean Mensa’s led EC padded votes to favour Akufo-Addo - NDC alleges

In a statement cited in a 3news article, members of the Greater Accra Regional House Chiefs demanded an end to riots and violence across the capital.

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According to the traditional rulers, it is their duty to ensure all citizens can carry out their daily activities in an environment free of violence.

The House urged the NDC and the former president to seek any disagreements with any aspect of the electoral by using the appropriate procedures prescribed by the law”.

In other news on YEN.com.gh, the Kumasi Dotehene, Nana Oteng Kuffour Kwarteng II has called on former President John Dramani Mahama to respect the laws of the country.

He underscored the need for Mahama to forward his electoral grievances through the laid legal channel for redress.

Speaking to the YEN.com.gh's correspondent, Nana Kwarteng II said he expected the former president to understand the rule of law and how well it ends.

26 NDC supporters arrested for unlawfully protesting, burning tyres at EC's HQ

Meanwhile, the women’s wing of the NDC on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, hit the streets of the Ashanti region to protest against the results of the just-ended general election.

Dressed in red and black attire, the aggrieved women reechoed former President John Dramani Mahama’s claims that the election was flawed.

The women described the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa’s posture before, during, and after the polls as “shameful”.

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