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30th August 2013, 03:57 AM
The leadership of the NDC are asking jubilant National Democratic Congress to be moderate in their jubilation.

The General Secretary of the party Johnson Asiedu Nketia told the media shortly after the Supreme Court threw out the petition challenging the presidency of John Mahama that the victory is for Ghana and not for the NDC.

"The Supreme Courtís verdict is but only a validation of what we already knew and strongly believed as the true outcome of the last elections, and reflection of the will of the people. In the last eight months, we have collectively demonstrated a resolve to internalize and abide by our democratic principles, and resolved to solve all our differences through the process we have designed for ourselves as part of our constitutional democracy. There is an end to litigation and it is the hope and prayer of the NDC that following today's ruling Ghanaians can relax and the country will move on peacefully.

"Like the 2012 elections itself, the victory we have just achieved at the Supreme Court is victory for democracy. The NDC wishes to urge all Ghanaians, irrespective of our political, religious, social, and economic background, to seize the moment and, celebrate this collective achievement with a common sense of purpose, and look into the future with a justifiable sense of pride. This is neither an NDC victory nor NPP defeat. It is a Ghanaian success," he said.
Party supporters besieged the party HQ waving their white handkerchiefs in absolute jubilation.

Myjoyonline.com's George Nyavor described the scene at the HQ as ecstatic.

Asiedu Nketia also congratulated the judges for agreeing with them [the respondents] and also applauded the petitioners for a good fight.