Ghanaians have been reminded that the laws of the land enshrined in the Constitution reign supreme above every citizen and inhabitant.
“The final declaration of the Supreme Court concerning the Electoral Petition would thus have to be respected by every law abiding citizen.”
Mrs. Joyce Afutu, Director of Corporate Affairs, National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), said this at a programme held at Ashaiman over the weekend on the theme: “Promoting Peace and Tolerance, on the outcome of the 2012 adjudication.”
She said the main appeal of the NCCE, was for Ghanaians to be civil after the declaration, whatever their opinions might be.
Mrs. Afutu said it was important to note that what mattered most was national unity and progress.
“Our appeal is for all to abide by the verdict, whichever side it might favor.”
On behalf of Chief Superintendent David Eklu, Ashaiman Divisional Police Commander, Corporal Kofi Sakyi noted that the Public Order Act required that before embarking upon any public activity that could potentially obstruct others in anyway the police had to be informed, five days before the event.
He said the Police would only allow such an event, if it posed no risk to other members of the public, and even the participants themselves.
On the Supreme Court’s ruling on Thursday August 29, Corporal Sakyi said after the announcement, “no one should embark upon any public behavior that is contrary to the Public Order Act.”
He continued: “If you violate the law, you would be arrested and dealt with, according to the laws of the land.”
The programme was sponsored by Star-Ghana.
The NCCE has embarked upon a nation-wide community engagement to promote national peace concerning the electoral petition.