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Don't create an atmosphere that could hurt Ghana's peace – Rawlings to NPP

Former President, Flt Lt. Rawlings has called on the New Patriotic Party, to “follow the appropriate channels” in its quest for redress if it has any “grievances over the results of the elections.”

In his opinion the leading opposition party must “respect the atmosphere of peace, which characterised the elections.

He made the assertion in a statement which also sought to congratulate President-Elect, John Dramani Mahama.

Below the full text of the congratulatory message.

Following the successful conclusion of the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, I extend warm and sincere congratulations to President-Elect John Dramani Mahama.

I call on President-Elect John Mahama to endeavour to restore and defend the NDC’s ideals of unity, stability, development, probity and accountability at all times, as he fulfills the mandate entrusted upon him by an expectant electorate.

I urge the leading opposition party to respect the atmosphere of peace, which characterised the elections. If there are grievances over the results of the elections they should follow the appropriate channels and desist from creating an atmosphere that can potentially hurt the peace and stability in the country.

Once again I commend all Ghanaians for ensuring that the electoral process was held in an atmosphere of serenity despite the challenges posed by the introduction of the voter verification equipment.
Source: Citifmonline

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