Chairman of the National Peace Council, Rev Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi

The National Peace Council is hoping that the 2020 election petition will be dealt with expeditiously.

This according to the Council will proffer some sort of healing to the country to enable it to make progress.

The Council held a reflection session on the December General elections to dialogue and review the process.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the reflection series, Board Chairman of the Peace Council, Rev Dr Ernest Adu Gyamfi expressed hope that the election petition litigated at the Supreme Court will be concluded soon.

“We are estimating by the middle of February, this whole issue would come to an end and by end of February the country should be healing and moving on.”

He recalled that during the 2020 Peace Pact in December, the Chief Justice provided the both President Akufo-Addo and former President John Mahama copies of a manual that indicated exactly how the process is supposed to be.

“So our prayer is that the parties will address themselves to those things and follow through so that we can get this thing over as quickly as possible.

Rev Adu-Gyamfi also defended the council from criticism erupted by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) over what the party says is the nonchalance with which issues affecting it are dealt with by the council.

“As far as we concern, we don’t just come out to make a statement. We make sure that we’ve gone behind the issues to look at what is behind the news.

According to him, the Electoral Commission (EC) has assured the Council of the establishment of Santrokofi, Akpafu, Lolobi and Likpe (SALL) Constituency as the CI is ready.

“They had wanted to present it to the last Parliament but then they didn’t have enough time to deal with that and so the advice was to wait and present it to the new parliament,” Reverend Adu-Gyamfi said.

“As far as we are a concern, as soon as things settle down, the CI will go to Parliament, Parliament will approve of it and then the constituency is created so once we have that information, we are not too agitated,” he added.