The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for calling on President John Mahama to concede the presidential election to Nana Akufo-Addo.
In a press conference held about 3:05am on Thursday, the NDC condemned the NPP’s conduct as “irresponsible, reckless” and “treasonable”.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who read a speech at the press conference, said the NPP clearly wanted to destablise the country by creating the impression that Akufo-Addo had won the election.
He said only the Electoral Commission had the mandate to declare results.
Ampofo said he was confident that Mahama was leading in the elections, but that he would not give out figures, so as not to contravene the law.
“We believe that it is not right for us to give us figures and percentages,” he said.
His remarks come barely an hour after Peter Mac Manu, the NPP campaign manager, called on Mahama to concede defeat to Akufo-Addo because, according to him with 80% of valid votes counted, Akufo-Addo is leading by 54% and Mahama with 43% cannot catch up.
Akufo-Adddo is leading by almost one million votes: Find out more here: Election 2016: Akufo-Addo leading Mahama by over 800,000 votes.
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