General News of Tuesday, 11 December 2012
The New Patriotic Party is likely to head to the courts over what it alleges are gross irregularities in the results of the 2012 elections.
A member of the Communications team of the party John Boadu gave the hint in a discussion on Multi-TV and Joy FM, Monday.
He said the leader of the party Nana Akufo-Addo, an astute politician will not head to court if he had no credible evidence to support his claim.
The party is reeling under a painful election defeat and is accusing the ruling party of widespread rigging.
The party had petitioned the EC chairman to withhold the declaration of the results until their concerns are addressed but the EC Chair, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan went ahead with the declaration, Sunday evening in line with his promise of declaring the election results within 48 hours after polls.
The only democratic option available to the NPP is the courts and John Boadu believes the party will take advantage of this option.
Even though, he did not mention the exact constituencies, the deputy Communications director said they have evidence to show that in ten constituencies a total 53,000 votes were added to that of the NDC candidate.
He said the National Executive Council of the party will be meeting, Tuesday to take a decision on the next line of action.
He advised supporters to remain calm and not indulge in any acts of violence.
“We will take all means legal to ensure credibility is brought to the figures in the election results,” he assured.