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General News of Sunday, 16 December 2012

Source: myjoyonline

NPP collates figures from 20,000 polling centres; sure of electoral fraud

The New Patriotic Party says it has completed gathering figures from 20,000 polling centers out of 26,000 across the country, and it is confident the party’s claims of electoral fraud would be vindicated.

The party is currently auditing the results of the presidential elections in order to challenge its outcome, Communications Director of the NPP, Nana Akomea has said.

Addressing journalists at a news conference earlier Sunday, Nana Akomea stated that evidence gathered so far could change the outcome of the elections.

“It is good for our democracy that if a party of such massive irregularities that can amount to fraud is discovered, it is our duty to Ghana, to our democracy not to let it pass by.”

He said the votes of the people are important and must therefore be accounted for just as they were.

“If it is not truthfully reported then that vote that you put in the ballot box has been diminished.”

He explained further: “If the votes say candidate ‘A’ got 400, that is the votes put into the ballot box, but it is reported that candidate ‘A’ got 700.

“It is an insult to the collective decisions of Ghanaians, and abuse of our sovereign power, and we are going to demonstrate that that the votes that reflect the decisions of Ghanaians as reported at the polling stations is not the vote that has been reported. We will demonstrate that clearly.”

In a related development, the New Patriotic Party says its findings have so far revealed that over 150, 000 votes were added to that of President Mahama in this year’s elections.

Addressing a rally of NPP keep fit clubs in Kumasi today ahead of its demonstration on Tuesday, Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the party would be rounding up its research into anomalies in the presidential results by close of work today.

Meanwhile, the party has indicated its preparedness to seek redress of the elections results at the Supreme Court.