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General News of Friday, 16 December 2016


Election 2016: CPP to examine what went wrong

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) says its Central Committee will examine what contributed to their abysmal performance of its candidates during the December 7 polls.

The party’s leader, Prof. Edmund Delle in an interview with Joy News urged supporters of the party to stay calm and allow the process to take place.
Commenting on the transition process, Prof Delle called on the Presidential Transitional Team to exhibit utmost good faith and stop the media entanglements as the case may be.

Prof Delle noted that the trading of accusations and rebuttals in the media has the tendency of creating fertile grounds for antagonistic engagement “such posture will deepen the polarization of the country.

“After a heated political campaign, we need sober reflection, an exhibition of mutual trust by the protagonist and antagonist being the out-going government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the incoming government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)”.

He said the Transition Act, which was enacted as a legal blueprint to guide Presidential transition in the country was to forestall confrontations that may be associated with transitions and create room for an effective and smooth transition.

Prof Delle said “We now have an established system of arrangements for the political transfer of administration from an out-going democratically elected administration and to provide for related matters, all must, therefore, respect the “tents of the legal blueprint”.

The CPP Leader also called on NPP supporters to be magnanimous in victory; “your jubilation must be in moderation and respect the sensibility of others especially losers…we must avoid attacks and destruction of State and private properties”.

He also called on CPP membership across the country to stay calm as the Central Committee of the party will soon embark on a review process to enable it to understand what went wrong in the party’s Election 2016 campaign.