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Pro-gov’t group embark on ‘Respect My Vote’ march
From: Ghana/Joy News          Published On: February 19, 2013, 11:19 GMT
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Pro-gov’t group embark on ‘Respect My Vote’ march

Clement Apaak

A group calling itself the “Coalition of Ghanaian Voters” is embarking on a peace march to protest what they say is the disrespectful attitude of the Minority in Parliament.

The walk is also geared towards sensitizing Ghanaians to the need to keep the peace and aims to appeal to the "discontented elements" in Ghana to allow the justice system to operate.

The Minority has, since boycotting the inauguration of President John Mahama, refused to participate in any Parliamentary activities relating to the president, including vetting his ministerial nominees.

The ongoing boycotts are in protest of the Electoral Commission’s declaration of Mr Mahama as president with the opposition New Patriotic Party insisting that he did not win the 2012 polls. They are accordingly challenging the legitimacy of his electoral victory at the Supreme Court.

However, the Coalition of Ghanaian Voters says that until the Supreme Court rules otherwise, Mr Mahama is the legitimate ruler of the nation and must be recognized as such.

The group says the Minority’s attitude is contemptuous and urges them to allow the president to run the nation in peace.

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