Supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) across the country are holding various events today in solidarity with the party’s General Secretary who has been summoned to appear before the Supreme Court for making contemptuous statements.

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie and party communications team member, Hopeson Adorye will on Wednesday face the panel of judges hearing the election petition to explain why they should not be jailed for contempt of court.

In the Ashanti region, party executives will later Tuesday hold a vigil but the police there say they haven’t been officially informed.

Police Public Relations Officer of the region ASP Mohamed Yusif Tanko however said they are prepared to offer protection for the vigil.

In the central region, a similar vigil has been planned for this evening while the women’s wing of the party has also issued a statement inviting all party supporters and market women to converge at the party’s headquarters in Accra wearing red and black attire.

Meanwhile the National Executives of the NPP say they are in full support of all the planned gatherings.

Read below a statement issued by the NPP Women’s wing

The National Women’s wing of NPP kindly invites all Party faithful, market women, party activists and all peace loving women of Ghana to the NPP Headquarters at Asylum Down tomorrow 13th August 2013 at 9am Prompt.

All members are to be in Red and Black attire. This is in solidarity with our General Secretary Sir John and Youth Activist Hopeson Adorye who have been cited for contempt. As women of Ghana we are pleading with the Justices of the Supreme Court that at this crucial time of our fragile democracy and for peace to prevail, to temper justice with mercy since it is the women / children that suffer most when there is instability in the country.

Fellow women Arise To Be Counted.
Kate Gyamfua
Deputy National Women’s Organizer

Tina Mensah National Deputy Women’s Organizer
026 6 275 040

Joyce Zempare –Greater Accra Regional Women’s Organizer
020 8 831 744

Alberta Ansah – Ashanti Regional Women’s Organizer
026 6 144 724