Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called on all political parties to provide state institutions the ample space to perform their activities as far as elections are concerned.

According to Josephine Nkrumah, this move is critical in ensuring that the objective delivery of their mandate is executed.

“If we wat state institutions to work as well, we need to give them the space to carry out their roles because we have reposed that confidence in them,” she said.

Her comments come on the back of contestation of the outcome of the Electoral Commission’s declaration of Nana Akufo-Addo as President-elect in the just-ended election.

NDC presidential candidate, John Mahama described the EC’s verdict as fictionalised to favour the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

His position has since been backed strongly by NDC supporters who have hit the streets to demand that the announcement be overturned including that of parliamentary polls in Techiman South which it claims to have won by 293 votes.

The NPP who won that seat per the EC’s conclusions has resisted these assertions while providing figures to the effect that it won the contest in the same constituency by 477.

But speaking on JoyNews’ The Probe, Mrs Nkrumah emphasised the importance for state institutions to “engage our political parties to be more circumspect in some of these endeavors because the fallouts may nor be very pleasant for all of us,” she told host Emefa Apawu.

“When you come out and either parties are saying something and both are contrary to the other then you begin to send signals of agitations then I think to that extent the political parties need to take a second look at what they do.”

She, however, acknowledged the rights of the citizenry to express opposition within the confines of the law but added that the need for peace and stability must override all and reduce tension.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will start its legal challenge of the election results on Wednesday, December 30.