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Bishop Agyinasare urges Mahama to choose peace over chaos

General Overseer of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare is urging former President John Dramani Mahama to choose peace over chaos as he contests the results of the just-ended elections.

Addressing congregants during a service on Sunday, the presiding Bishop referred the former president to the 2012 election petition at the Supreme Court, calling on him to learn lessons from its implications.

While collation of results were ongoing, former President John Mahama announced his intentions to “resist” any attempts to steal the elections.

Consistent to his statement, he and the NDC have announced their intentions to mount a legal challenge against the results declared on December 9, 2020 to the effect that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the elections.

Ahead of that legal challenge, there have been pockets of violence across the country, perpetrated by person purported to be aggrieved supporters of the NDC.

But Bishop Agyinasare insists that even though John Mahama and the NDC are within their rights to challenge the elections result, it is important that the do so peacefully.

“We pray you do it peacefully,” Bishop Agyinasare said to John Mahama who is currently contesting the 2020 presidential election results.

“In 2012 when a similar thing happened it was not easy in this country, also a number of people have already lost their lives,” he recalled.

Using the same platform, the Bishop Agyinasare called for swift investigations into the shooting incident at Techiman South that led to the death of two person.

“Nobody needs to die because of an election, we therefore condemn the use of firearms on unarmed civilians.

“We ask that proper investigations be conducted in the deaths of people who wanted to defend their votes because democracy is not a war,” he said.

He called for continued prayers for peace to prevail in the country.

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