President John Mahama has called on Ghanaians to exercise restraint and allow the Electoral Commission (EC) to carry out its mandate.
His call comes on the back of an earlier appeal by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei to Ghanaians and the various political parties involved in this year’s elections to be patient and allow it effectively carry out its duties.
The President, in a tweet on Friday morning also assured Ghanaians “we’ll make Ghana proud no matter the outcome” of the elections.
Let’s allow EC to carry out its constitutional mandate. We’ll make Ghana proud no matter outcome.
— John Dramani Mahama (@JDMahama) December 9, 2016
Following a keenly contested general elections across the country on Wednesday, December 7, supporters of the various political parties especially the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and major opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been anxious ahead of the official declaration of results.
‘NPP declares Akufo-Addo winner’
Ahead of the official declaration of results by the EC, the New Patriotic Party has insisted that it’s Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo has taken a significant lead in the race and thus will be the country’s next president.
Addressing a press conference at the party’s national headquarters in Accra on Thursday [December 8], the National Youth Organiser of the NPP, Sammy Awuku, said the party’s own analysis from the elections show Nana Akufo-Addo was leading with 5,441,642 votes ahead of NDC’s President John Mahama’s 4,497,477 votes.
“From the declared results at the constituency alone, we can provisionally say we have won a clear parliamentary majority with a minimum of 149 seats. No threats of machinations can change this.”
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana