- The NPP has said its presidential candidate, Nana Akudo-Addo, won the just-ended election fair and square
- According to the party’s general secretary, John Boadu, claims of rigging were just figments of the NDC’s imagination
- He said no amount of whining can change the results
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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says no amount of “whining” can change President Nana Akufo-Addo’s victory in the just-ended general election.
The chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, declared Akufo-Addo the winner of the presidential race in the Monday, December 7, 2020, election.
The president garnered 51.302% of the valid votes cast to defeat the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama. Mahama collected 47.359% of the ballots.
Mahama rejected the outcome as fundamentally flawed, arguing that the declaration was a clear violation of the law because the commission did not follow the rules set out to conduct the elections.
He, however, noted in a recent interview with VOA that he would only concede after a forensic audit into the results declared by EC was conducted.
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Commenting on the developments since the declaration of the results, the general secretary of the NPP, John Boadu, said the president emphatically won the election. The votes difference between the two candidates is 517, 231 with four percentage points, one of the highest since 1996.
According to Boadu, Ghanaians are at a loss as to how a vote difference of 517,231 can be deemed contentious.
“There is absolutely no doubt in anybody’s mind, that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo won the 2020 poll emphatically and without a doubt. No amount of whining can change that,” he stated.
Supporters of the NDC since the declaration of Akufo-Addo, the winner of the elections embarked on a series of demonstrations to express their displeasure over what they said was rigged polls nationwide.
The immediate ex-chairman of the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante, warned the NDC it won’t be allowed to jeopardise the peace of the country.
The party, he said must desist from inciting supporters onto the streets and follow the laid down legal channels for the resolution of electoral disputes.
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