Chairman of the National Peace Council, Reverend Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi, has appealed to political parties and the citizenry to wait patiently for the Electoral Commission (EC) to formally declare the presidential election results.

He said that was the only way to ensure peace prevailed ahead of the declaration and also asked political parties to refrain from organizing press conferences.

Rev. Adu-Gyamfi made the appeal when he granted an interview to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Tuesday.

He said press conferences by the two main political parties were brewing tension and must be discouraged.

The Chairman of the Peace Council maintained that Ghana was a beacon of democracy and must be seen as giving hope to the continent and urged all political parties and their supporters to wait patiently for the formal declaration by the EC.

The EC had planned to formally declare the results of the presidential elections in 24 hours after polls ended but it is unlikely to declare the results early as scheduled.