Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu preaches peace ahead of election petition ruling

Ghana Midfielder Agyemang-badu Urges Calm Ahead Of Election Petition Verdict

Midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu is urging all Ghanaians to remain calm after the ruling of the election petition is made on Thursday to safeguard the Zambia clash.

The Black Stars will host Zambia in the deciding 2014 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi just a week after the verdict is announced on the landmark election petition case.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) are in court seeking to overturn the 2012 election result which saw John Mahama beat their candidate Nana Akuffo-Addo to Ghana?s Presidency.

Ghana?s highest court ? the Supreme Court ? after months of hearing are set to hand out the verdict on Thursday amidst rising but tempered tensions in the country.

Several peace campaigns have since been waged to sensitize Ghanaians to accept the verdict of the Supreme Court in order to avoid violence which could plunge the peaceful country into chaos.

And the Udinese midfielder has added his voice ? particularly as the verdict is close to Ghana?s crucial match against Zambia.

?I am not a politician but I urge all my countrymen to accept whichever verdict that will come out,? he told Metro FM.

?My interest is with football and our match against Zambia is close to this verdict.

?We therefore don?t want any trouble that will affect this very important match.

?I am confident everything will be calm after the verdict but we need to comport ourselves in the best interest of our nation.?

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