Wednesday, May 12

Don’t plunge Ghana into anarchy, Anyidoho tells Mahama

Don’t plunge Ghana into anarchy, Anyidoho tells Mahama

The head of Atta Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho, says John Mahama and the NDC must not take decisions that will affect the peace of the nation.

Koku Anyidoho, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Atta Mills Institute, has described the decision by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to challenge the 2020 election results as mere politics.

Speaking to Asaase News, Anyidoho advised the NDC to desist from plunging the country into a state of anarchy with its actions.

“In 2012, when then candidate Akufo-Addo decided to go to court for eight months, he did not negate nor invalidate results declared at the time. So, whatever is happening today, we want to believe that it will pass, people will have to do it to sustain their presence and existence because it is politics,” he said.

Anyidoho added: “But it will not stop the inauguration on 7 January. It will not stop parliament from being sworn in, so all that is going on, for us at the institute we just think it is politics.”

Supporters of the NDC allegedly attacked officials of the National Peace Council in an attempt to calm tempers at the flagbearer’s office.

Safeguarding Ghana’s peace

However, the Institute says any excesses by the party will not be tolerated by the security agencies in order to safeguard peace in the country.

“But let it not move into realms of unacceptability, I am sure if it happens the state security apparatus, the president and whoever is in charge shall not sit idly by and allow for any unnecessary disturbance,” Anyidoho noted.

“For now it is only three days after declaration, we can still contain some of the things that is going on, talk without evidence, talk without numbers, just appeal to emotions.”

John Mahama at a news conference on Thursday accused the president of abuse of incumbency and connivance with the Electoral Commission to produce fictionalised results in the 7 December elections.

Mahama said the party will use every legitimate means available to reverse what he describes as a flawed election.

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