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General News of Saturday, 15 December 2012

Source: myjoyonline

I have some amount of sympathy for NPP – Fifi Kwetey

Deputy Finance Minister Fifi Kwetey says he has some amount of sympathy for the opposition New Patriotic Party which is challenging the results of the December 7 elections which saw the incumbent National Democratic Congress retain power.

He said given that the NPP had assumed that it was going to easily overcome the 40,000 votes by which it lost the 2008 election and win the 2012 poll massively, the loss was understandably painful and difficult to accept.

Speaking on Joy FM/MultiTV’s weekly news analysis programme, Newsfile Saturday, Mr. Kwetey, who is also a Member of Parliament-elect for the Ketu South Constituency in the Volta Region, said he appreciated the NPP’s pain.

He however said the NPP’s allegations of fraud were baseless and an indictment on its leadership.

According to him, any serious political party would protect its interest by safeguarding the poll and not start crying wolf after it has lost elections. “The NPP have nothing; they are just bluffing,” he insisted.

The Communications Director of the opposition party, Nana Akomea who was also on the show, said his party would make its case before the Supreme Court of the land in the hope that Ghana's democratic credentials would be enhanced.