The supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been advised to responsibly celebrate their victory of the just-ended elections.
The party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Friday directed party supporters across the country to celebrate the NDC’s victory despite the allegations of rigging by the main opposition, New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The Chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev Professor Emmanuel Asante however noted that the NDC has the right to celebrate their electoral win but some consideration should be given to the NPP.
“In keeping with what we have been calling for, it is the right for every citizen to celebrate their victory in the contest of the law. They should do whatever they do responsibly. I think the political parties code itself says that winning parties should not tout the losing parties. They themselves signed the political party’s code 2012 and it is stated there.”
He added, “if they are going out to jubilate and they will do so responsibly, within the bounds of the law, I do not see anything wrong with that and I am sure that the law enforcement agencies would also have the responsibility to ensure that whatever they do is in keeping with the Public Order Act so that they will not go beyond bounds.”
According to the Peace Council Chairman, people cannot be stopped form expressing their feelings “as the NPP are doing, nor can we stop NDC from also expressing whatever they feel. Our only caution is that whatever they do, they must do so within the confines of the law to ensure that the peace of the country is not compromised and is not breached.”