General News of Monday, 10 December 2012
Source: NPP Communications Directorate
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Afari Djan, this evening made a declaration on the December 7 presidential election, declaring President John Mahama as the winner with 50.70% of the valid vote.
As the New Patriotic Party leadership made it clear to him earlier this evening, in a meeting requested by us and called by the National Peace Council, with the other political parties in attendance, we have serious reservations about the validity of what the Chairman of the Electoral Commission has done in declaring results that, by the evidence, do not reflect the mandate of the required majority of the Ghanaian electorate.
The National Chairman of the Party has accordingly convened an emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee of the NPP on Tuesday December 11 to lay out the steps that the party will take in light of these events.
In the meanwhile, we are calling upon all NPP members and supporters to remain calm.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie
General Secretary of the NPP