The Central Regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) would use friendly games to prepare the minds of their supporters to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court verdict on the 2012 Election petition.
Mr Samuel Ato Amoah, Central Regional Youth Organiser of the NDC, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency at Twifo-Praso.
He said negotiations were underway with his NPP counterpart on the arrangement for the games.
Mr Ato Amoah said the gesture would remove the perceived enmity and bring understanding between the youth of the two leading political parties, to avoid any plans of causing chaos in the country.
Mr Amoah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Etsii Morkwa in the Central Region, said: “Since the devil finds work for the idle hand, no chances should be wasted as the youth are all the time finding means to exercise their exuberance and, therefore, it was important to engage them in productive activities such as sporting games.
The NDC Youth Organiser commended the Supreme Court in instilling sanity into the hearing of the petition by preventing unauthorised people from dictating how the verdict should go.
He said the action taken by the court had reduced drastically the impunity with which discussions on the hearing of the petition were going.
The cross-examinations of petitioners and respondents in the 2012 December Presidential Election Petition hearing ended on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
The Supreme Court has scheduled Wednesday, July 31, 2013 to hear addresses from contenders before the final verdict.
The substantive hearing of the petition that seeks to overturn the Electoral Commission’s declaration of President John Mahama as winner of the 2012 Presidential Election, in April.