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NDC refuses to concede, political impasse ensues


What is happening to our dear country? Everything seems to have come to a standstill. The two major political parties, the NPP and the NDC are caught between a rock and a hard place and are throwing the country into the political impasse it currently finds itself.

The NDC insists there was blatant thievery during the elections while the NPP swears by its last bottom cedi that the elections were free, fair and not fraudulent.

Okay, Ghanaians understand the narratives the two parties are pushing, nonetheless something has to give. Information making the rounds has it that the NDC plans to go to court after the Christmas holidays to petition over the results of the elections.

If this information is anything to go by, then at least there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is at least a ray of hope that the impasse will soon be a thing of the past.

As for the NPP, it is still in a celebratory mood; but if the NDC is contemplating court action, logic allows that the NPP is busy assembling a cadre of lawyers to fight on its behalf with concrete and irrefutable evidence to demonstrate that it did not ask Jean Mensah to tamper with the results of the elections in the party’s favor.

It is imperative that these two political behemoths find a way to end the political crisis. The sooner the better, because the longer the crisis drag on only serves to compound our perennial problems of economic hardship and financial difficulties.

The whole world is watching us, anxiously waiting to see how we are going to come out of this mess. But the good thing is that the political party that is aggrieved, the NDC, has proven that it can chew gum and walk at the same time, which is to say, it can demonstrate its bitterness and disappointment about the elections without resorting to violence to prove its point.

There were those on the other side who thought the party was so put off by the shenanigans that took place during the elections that it would call on its millions of supporters to take the law into their hands.

Fortunately, we have not seen the bloodshed, looting and destruction predicted by the naysayers. Instead, what we are seeing is levelheadedness, political maturity, and adherence to our laws on the part of NDC followers.

It therefore goes without saying that things as they stand today are calm as the NDC contemplates on embarking on the right and moral course of action.  What all this means is that ultimately, our democracy and country will be in a better place.

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