Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang consoles families of NDC activists who died during December 7 elections

Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang consoles families of NDC activists who died during December 7 elections

- Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has visited the families of NDC supporters injured and killed during the just-ended elections

- The vice presidential candidate to John Dramani Maham assured that the party will secure justice for the families

- A total of 61 cases of electoral violence were reported during and after the elections leading to six deaths

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The vice presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has bemoaned the violence that characterised the just-ended general elections.

Dozens of cases of electoral violence were recorded during and after Monday, December 7, 2020, presidential and parliamentary polls.

A total of 61 cases leading to the death of six people were reported nationwide including the recent death of Ibrahim Abbass, the young NDC activist shot at a collation centre in the Ablekuma Central constituency.

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Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang consoles families of NDC activist maimed during December 7 elections

Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang consoles families of NDC activist maimed during December 7 elections Image credit: Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and modified by author
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Abbass died on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Opoku-Agyemang visited the family of the deceased to commiserate with them. She also visited the injured in the hospital and those discharged in their homes.

Addressing the “unprecedented” violence witnessed in the just-ended elections in a Facebook post, the former education minister assured that the NDC shall not rest “until the perpetrators are brought to justice.”

“Violence must have no place in our elections,” she added.

Meanwhile, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said no amount of “whining” can change President Nana Akufo-Addo’s victory in the just-ended general election.

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 him, Ghanaians are at a loss as to how a vote difference of 517,231 can be deemed contentious.

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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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Source: Yen Ghana

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