Ghana election: Media, EC stole 1m votes for Mahama – Sir John

From: Twum Barima/Asempa News/Ghana

 Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, aka Sir John

The General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie is insisting that the one-touch victory for NDC’s John Mahama was as a result of the election being rigged by the NDC.

According to him, the Electoral Commission (EC) rigged an excess of one million votes for John Mahama to ensure that the NDC gets one-touch victory in the just ended polls.

The NPP has challenged the results of the Presidential elections declared by the Electoral Commission last Sunday.

To the NPP, thousands of votes were wrongly added to that of President Mahama earning him the 50.70% of votes cast.

They have since threatened to go to court to seek redress. Apart from the NPP and the PPP, all the other candidates have conceded defeat in the general elections and vowed to help the winner run the country.

However, speaking on Adom TV’s show Badwam on Multi TV, Friday, lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie noted that the NDC could not jubilate because they knew their win did not reflect the true verdict of the people.

Sir John as he is affectionately called, stressed that the party was poised to present its case in court to ensure that Nana Akufo-Addo is declared president as the people wished.

The NPP scribe asserted though the party had not presented its case in court; it is still gathering the necessary facts which will compel the trial judge to rule the case in favour of Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP.

He admonished the NPP supporters to exercise restraints in extreme provocation from the NDC. He blamed the media for aiding the EC to rig the election in favour of president Mahama.

“Why is it that on the EC website, Nana Addo was leading but on other sites John Mahama was leading? The EC website suddenly went down when it saw that the rigging agenda was going to take place. The EC told us that their system went down but I was wondering why didn’t myjoyonline go down but a whole state body. It is unacceptable. They rigged for JM and they should not annoy our supporters”.

Sir John tells host of the show, Kwadwo Asare Baffour Acheampong (KABA) that the court will rule in favour of the NPP and make Nana Akufo-Addo the president of Ghana in no time.

“I can say that whether the NDC likes it or not, Nana will be made the president. Even if John Mahama, Asiedu Nketia or Dr. Kwabena Adjei are made the judge to sit on the case at the Supreme Court, the NPP will be vindicated”.

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