General News of Sunday, 9 December 2012
National Democratic Congress (NDC) General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Sunday announced in a press conference that the party was awaiting the declaration of election results by the Electoral Commission (EC), in spite of allegations by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of electoral fraud.
The NPP had requested that the EC delay the declaration of results until an investigation is conducted into the allegations.
Asiedu Nketia said that all credible political parties collate results and that the NDC’s collations correspond with the results that the EC has released so far. He added in a barely veiled jab at the NPP that parties who struggle with mathematics should not visit the effects of their incompetence on the nation.
He disparaged the NPP’s request to “negotiate” with the EC, explaining that power sharing is not a part of the NDC's system and that it is the sole duty of the EC to declare election results, which he hopes will happen within the 48-hour framework that the EC originally projected.
He urged NDC supporters to remain calm and the peace loving people of Ghana not to be alarmed, and assured the international community that nothing untoward was happening in Ghana, referring to the NPP’s fraud allegations as “lies.”