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General News of Monday, 10 December 2012

Source: myjoyonline.com

NPP to prove alleged electoral fraud later today

he New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communications Director, Nana Akomea, has told Joy News the party will release figures from over 20 constituencies where there were major discrepancies between results from the polling stations and those declared at the collation centres.

He said the party, so far, has enough evidence to prove there was voter fraud in at least 20 constituencies, adding that the results were tampered with before reaching the Electoral Commission (EC).

The NPP has since the projection and declaration of the election results insisted the polls were rigged in favour of President John Mahama. Its flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has refused to concede defeat.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Election Headquarters Monday, Mr. Akomea maintained that differences between results recorded at polling stations and that declared by the EC will shock Ghanaians and give the NPP a strong case in contesting the outcome of the elections.

He said that the party will be taking its complaints to a lower court, saying the public can expect the NPP to release a more definitive statement on the alleged fraud later today, Monday.

The country will be able to move forward together, he explained, once the evidence is on the table and the concerns are addressed to everyone’s satisfaction.

Mr. Akomea also thanked the party’s supporters for their votes, commended the Ghanaian people for their good conduct during the elections, and said that this election’s results suggest a country split down the middle in terms of political preferences.

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