By Alhaji Bashiru Zakari
With just days for the apex court of the land to give its ruling on the historic election petition, three organizations, the Small Scale Carpenters Association of Ghana, Atta Mills Foundation and Voltarians Co-ordinating Council (VCC), has added their voice and urged parties involved, to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court.
At a well attended press conference at Anloga, a suburb of Kumasi, Rev. Torgbuiga Samuel Fugah, noted that openly accepting the verdict would help douse potential tension in the country.
This according to him, would also deepen Ghana’s democracy and heighten her diplomatic credentials as peaceful, hospitable and right place to invest.
Rev. Torgbuiga Samuel Fugah, is the Head of Ewe Communities in the Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions, President of Small Scale Carpenters Association of Ghana (SSCAG), President VCC and the Life Patron of Atta Mills Foundation, called on all Chiefs in the country to show commitment to the verdict and ensure their subjects complied as well.
They should also be ready to expose those who would forment trouble after the verdict.
The Head of Ewe community said, the late President Atta Mills once said “When I see people from the war-torn areas carrying their bags and luggage’s, with women and pregnant women carrying their children on their backs, I ask myself, where they are going”.
He was quick to ask “where shall we also go if the unforeseen should happen”.
He, therefore, admonished the citizenry to allow peace to prevail and support who ever emerges victorious, since Ghanaians are not prepare to become refugees in other countries.
The Rev. Minister said, “If we believe that our nation is a nation of laws, we must respect the Rule of Law. This means that a verdict reached by the Constitutional body, which interprets the law and so which we all go to seek redress must be accepted.
“As citizens, we are obligated to accept the outcome in good faith, and in the interest of our Democracy, Our National Unity, Our National Peace and Stability of a Nation. As Law abiding citizens who believe in the Constitution, we have no other option”, Torgbuiga Fugah added.
According to Torgbuiga Fugah, he has confidence that the nine (9) Justices, will discharge their duties to the best of their ability.
He used the occasion to advise the media and political commentators to be circumspect in discussing the case and desist from making inflammatory comments.
The Ashanti and Brong-Ahafo Regions Ewe Communities Head, commended the King of Ashanti, His Royal Highness Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for the role he’s played for ensuring peace, before and after the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.