Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) flag-bearer, released a sobering, and yet positive, statement on his Facebook page.
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"Dear Progressives. We tried our best, we fought for change, with enthusiasm, but the wind of change did not blow our way."
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This is how Dr. Nduom began his statement to party members and sympathizers. In his statement, the PPP flag-bearer acknowledged that his party did not get the votes, nor parliamentary seats that they envisioned, but also pointed out that his party had won more votes in this year's election, than it did in the previous one in 2012.
He said: "We did not win the votes we wanted. Neither did we get the Parliamentary Seats we worked so hard for. We won more Presidential and Parliamentary votes on December 7th than we did in 2012. But we did not win enough votes to be declared winners."
Dr. Nduom went on to thank party members for their efforts, and stated that his party would strive to remain an alternative to the political establishment. He also stated that the PPP would "consolidate, get stronger and become a better competitor," and also would relentlessly campaign to hold the incoming administration to deliver on its many promises.
Following the December 7th elections, Dr. Nduom was one of the first Presidential candidates to congratulate President Elect, Nana Akufo Addo.
Read full statement below: