It is time to remain calm, resolute and focus on the broader picture of national security and peace for accelerated transformation...we are being pushed as a nation to the periphery of anarchy, and set the national developmental agenda backwards.
But peace loving Ghanaians who are in the majority have the ability and tenacity to overcome the forces of social unrest. We must trust in the ability of the security forces to deal with the threat, Mr Danny Annang, NDC National Vice Chairman, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra.
Mr Annang said the posture of some elements within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a challenge to national security and the security agencies are in position to deal with the situation.
We as a ruling party have confidence in the ability and operational capacity of the our security forces to manage the situation...we must all remain calm for persons mandated to deal with such threat to use legitimate measures to manage it.
We pray that the general public will not interfere, and as much as possible avoid any act that may provide grounds for breach of national security, Mr Annang noted.
He said even though NDC supporters across the country have every legitimate right to celebrate the victory; we must do so with moderation and high sense of responsibility.
The NDC Vice Chairman also cautioned the partys communication team, national and regional executives to watch what they say on air especially during radio and television discussion programmes.
We are the ruling party and party elect for the next government...the people of Ghana have confidence in our ability to manage the state for the next four years hence the renew mandate.
We must not disappoint them, we are one nation, one people with a common destiny, and supporters of NDC, NPP and other parties are all Ghanaians who have a share in the nation, he said.
Mr Annang also appealed to traditional leaders, religious leaders, civil society organisations and other peace-loving citizens to prevail upon the NPP to restrain its supporters.
The NDC Vice Chairman also appealed to the media to exercise the greatest circumspection in their reportage of unfolding events; in as much as possible dont offer the grounds for provocation, you must implore all your gate keeping techniques to ensure that whatever comes out is the truth.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, NPP Presidential candidate, has said the party would not accept the results of the just ended presidential elections.
"The position of the National Executive Council of the NPP is that we refuse to accept the results," he said.
Speaking to a large crowd of NPP supporters at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle on Tuesday in Accra, the NPP flag bearer said "we would contest the results at the Supreme court. However long it takes, the truth of this election would come out."
He reminded the party faithful that the NPP party was known for being a peaceful party so let us strive to maintain that image and avoid any kind of violent behavior, and wait patiently for the decision of the court.
In spite of the Presidential candidates position scores of NPP supporters continue to hold demonstrations, attack some media personnel, and resort to using some radio stations to incite supporters.
Other parties that contested the election have conceded defeat and congratulated the President-elect, Mr John Dramani Mahama.