CONCERNED GHANAIANS AGAINST ELECTORAL FRAUD (COGEF) UK
12th April, 2013.
THE HIGH COMMISSIONER
GHANA HIGH COMMISSION
13 BELGRAVE SQUARE
LONDON SW1X 8PS
GHANAIAN RESIDENTS IN THE UK PETITION FOR EXPEDITIOUS PROCESS ON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CHALLENGE AT THE SUPREME COURT OF GHANA
We the Ghanaian community in United Kingdom are hereby petitioning your good office to bring to bear your influence on the relevant stakeholders in Ghana, especially the Supreme Court and the government, in relation to December 2012 election dispute petition under consideration at the Supreme Court. The petition has been subjected to numerous deliberate delays by the three respondents, the Electoral Commission, Mr John Dramani Mahama (President declared) and the NDC party, making our Superior Court of Judicature looks tottering and causing undue political tension in the country.
Although a date for the commencement of the substantive trail has now been set for 16th April 2013, the delays in court leading up to this latest stage gives us real cause for concern. It is our fear that the Supreme Court may further entertain deliberate delay tactics from all or any of the Respondents when the case commences in a cynical bid to deny the ultimate winner of the case, Nana Akufo Addo, his just deserts in a timely order. This fear is shared with our fellow party followers in Ghana. This situation, coupled with the current dire socio-economic conditions in Ghana where citizens are going without very basic necessities like water, gas and electricity, is causing unhealthy tension in the country. Consequently, we Ghanaians in the UK are becoming increasingly concerned about the possible direction of the country if nothing is done to arrest things. Read more…