The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC), has called for calm in the country “calling on the leadership of the two major political parties and their supporters to exercise restraint and to avoid all forms of violence in the aftermath of the declaration of the Presidential and Parliamentary results by the Electoral Commission.”
The release dated 16th December 2020 also noted and condemned the violence that transpired in some constituencies despite the success and peaceful conduct Ghanaians exhibited peacefully casting their vote in the December 7 polls.
The loss of lives and injuries suffered by some people in constituencies such as Awutu Senya East,
Odododiodio, Ablekuma Central, Bono East, and Savelugu.” has been condemned while equally urging the Electoral Commission to keep engaging all the political parties to ensure that all outstanding electoral issues and grievances are dealt with in the interest of the country.
The Statement signed by the president, Most Rev. Philip Naameh also calls on all stakeholders to exhibit maturity in accepting both defeat and victory while security agencies are to be very professional in exercising their duties.
Below is the statement from GCBCGCBC Appeal for Calm