Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ghana: Opposition vows to declare election results

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has vowed to declare its own results after the presidential and parliamentary elections are conducted on November 7.

Campaign manager of the NPP, Peter Mac Manu speaking to a group of supporters in Takoradi in the Western region boldly stated that the party would defy every authority in the country including the Inspector General of Police and the Electoral Commission to declare their own election results.

“In this election, the NPP will also declare our own results,” Mr Mac Manu said amid shouts and cheers from party supporters in Takoradi.

The former Chairman of the NPP added: “...The IGP cannot stop us. Whether you are the Electoral Commission, whether you are a police or security officer, whether you are a polling agent, whether you are a chief, you cannot stop NPP from declaring results.”

The Electoral Commission by law is the only body mandated to declare results after elections are conducted.

Meanwhile, the Western regional director of the EC Steve Opoku Mensah has strongly opposed the claims of Mr. Mac Manu.

Speaking to Radio Maxx, Mr. Mensah said “political parties have no right to declare election results… election results are always declared by Electoral Commission of Ghana and not political parties.”

Source: Ghana/Starrfmonline.com/103.5FM/Kobina Welsing

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