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Muslim coalition condemns post election attacks on journalists, others

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media2The Coalition of Muslim Organizations of Ghana (COMOG) has denounced the numerous post-election attacks that had been inflicted on Journalists and other party members across the country.

The COMOG, therefore, appealed to all political parties to restrain their supporters from taking the laws into their hands and forestall the unacceptable maltreatment of some Ghanaians.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Adam Mahama, President of COMOG and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday.

The statement cited the alleged suicide by one Stephen Manu, the deaths of five people and the injury of 13 National Democratic Congress members and the alleged invasion of Dr Bawumia’s family house as some of the excesses that needed to be curtailed for peace to prevail.

Mr Mahama said Ghana had over the years gained international recognition, on account of her democratic credentials and called on Ghanaians not to further engage in activities that could undermine that recognition.

“Now is the time for true leadership and statesmanship for the good of the nation from our politicians to publicly denounce violent activism by their supporters and to state their commitment to the rule of law.”

He said as leaders, they should turn urgently from partisan postures and put the interests of the nation and the surrounding region above other concerns in good faith in efforts to reach a non-violent, political solution to any electoral dispute.

COMOG President commended the New Patriotic Party for suggesting to take their grievances to the law courts and equally commended the NDC for suspending its Saturday rally and by calling on their supporters to exercise restraint.

The statement also commended the security services for exhibiting level-headedness and professionalism before, during and after the election and appealed to them to continue with that spirit to calm down the emerging boiling points.

Mr Mahama also appealed to President John Dramani Mahama to put aside all political differences and foster unity across the political divide for integrated national development by putting all the building blocks to work.

Source: GNA

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