Supreme Court will rule in Ghana's favour (Wed, Aug. 28, 2013) page 32

The Supreme Court ruling on the 2012 presidential election petition will serve the interest of the country, the General Overseer of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has stated.
He said in spite of the fears being expressed, the country would sail through the difficult moments surrounding the petition.

He, however, urged Ghanaians not to stop praying, as the hand of God was crucial at this moment.
“Our true love for this country can be demonstrated through prayer because prayer is a by-product of love.

If you love somebody, you will care, pray and protect that person (Ps 122:6-7). What we do after the verdict will reveal who we truly are — the parties, the security agencies, the media, religious groups and everybody,”  he stressed.

“I believe the Supreme Court will rule in favour of Ghana. It will do what is right for the good of all Ghanaians. We must respect its judgement,” he added.

The Archbishop, who is also the Chairman of the National Association of Charismatic Christian Churches (NACCC), was speaking to the Daily Graphic on his perspective on the aftermath of the verdict.

While commending the court for its performance so far, he urged parties in the case to respect and abide by the court’s ruling.

After 48 sittings, the Supreme Court declared that it would rule on the petition which the New Patriotic Party (NPP) filed on December 28, 2012 challenging the declaration of President John Dramani Mahama as winner of the 2012 presidential poll tomorrow.

As Ghanaians anxiously await the court’s decision, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said, “Our reaction will reveal who we truly are and whether we care about Ghana or not. It will be demonstrated by our actions, pronouncements and attitude after the verdict. It is a test for both sides and us all.”

There have been calls from a section of society on the party that will win the case not to jubilate in order not to provoke the losing party and its followers.

Archbishop Duncan-Williams shared in the same sentiment, saying, “No matter what, the verdict will favour one party against the other. Whoever it favours should restrain its supporters from jubilating because the victory must be for the country.”

Using the Biblical King Solomon’s judgement of a case as an example, he said Ghana was that baby and could not be divided or killed.

“We exist as Ghanaians because our country exists. Let's not do anything to destroy our hard-earned reputation at this time in our history,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams admonished.

He said should the country be plunged into chaos after the verdict, neither the winner nor the loser would be able to pursue his political ambitions.


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