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General News of Friday, 9 December 2016

Source: GhanaWeb

Wait for EC's declaration - Ayariga tells media

Flagbearer of the All People’s Congress, Mr. Hassan Ayariga is urging all media houses to desist projecting election results prior to the Electoral Commission’s official declaration.

According to him, the media has assumed the role of the EC by making varied projections which he noted might spark chaos and confusion in the country.

Several media houses have projected a solid win for the NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, 2 days after the general elections, an act that has generated some controversy in the public.

In an interview with Adomtv, the APC Flagbearer cautioned the media about taking the lead to project the likely outcome of the just ended polls ahead of the official declaration by the Electoral Commission which is the country’s official electoral body.

"you will see variations from the various media houses giving different results for the Presidential, what this means is that if we are not careful and we continue to broadcast the results and the EC comes with a different result, there is a tendency that this country will go into chaos".

He admonished the media to halt any further projections and submit to the EC as they work towards releasing the official and final election result declaration as that is what will reflect the true outcome of the polls.

"it is our duty to hold on till the EC comes out with the verdict".