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General News of Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Source: GNA

NPP is not desperate for power - Minority Leader

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame, has said his party’s decision to contest the December 7 presidential poll results in court is firmly rooted in their belief in fairness, transparency and justice.

The move must not be misconstrued as a desperate attempt for political power.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, said irregularities and flaws that characterized the elections needed to be exposed to strengthen the nation’s multi-party democracy.

“This is something that must be supported by all those who want to see our democracy grow.”

He said it was important to make sure that the decision of voters was respected and should never be allowed to be surreptitiously undermined by electoral malpractices.

Touching on his expectation for the New Year, Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, called for all to hold together to push the nation’ development forward.

There was the need for the people to accept to work hard, live in peace and genuine reconciliation.

They should do away with intolerance, divisiveness and political mischief.

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