NDC members in Bolgatanga protest against EC's result
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NDC members in Bolgatanga protest against EC’s result

NDC members in Bolgatanga protest against EC’s result

NDC members in Bolgatanga protest against EC’s result

Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region are protesting against the official 2020 General  Elections result which was declared by the Electoral Commission in Accra on Wednesday.

The Returning officer, Jean Mensa declared the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President-Elect of the country with 51.59 per cent win.

According to the NDC protestors the figures declared by the EC did not reflect the true figures on the NDC strongroom computer.

There was massive tension growing up in front of the NDC constituency office at the Asumda Bakery along the Bolgatanga- Navrongo stretch road.

NDC members in Bolgatanga protest against EC's result

The protesters clad in black and red pull down the erected New Patriotic Party (NPP) flags at the place and burnt them.

The aggrieved party members also burnt tyres on the road and chanted that Mahama should be in state as the President of the country.

Per report there was police presence to ensure the demonstrators don’t go rampage.

However, the Minority leader Marina Iddrisu has already stated that the party would not accept the results and described it as flawed.

“We intend to take decisive and concrete steps, both with the presidential and parliamentary results, to overturn this brazen and shameless attack on our democracy,” he added.

The results followed a contentious poll that both candidates had said they were leading based on their parties’ tallies.

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President Akufo-Addo won Monday’s polls with 51.59 per cent with Former President John Dramani Mahama securing 47.36 per cent of the votes.

Election-related violence
The Ghana Police Service said it recorded more than 60 incidents at Monday’s vote, in which President Akufo-Addo ran for re-election against his main rival Mahama and 10 other candidates.

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Five people have been killed in election-related violence since Monday, police said, marring what observers said was a well-organised vote.

Ghana is a country known for its stable democracy, but tensions rose on Tuesday after Mahama claimed to have won a parliamentary majority and warned President Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), against stealing the vote.

Written by Joyceline Natally Cudjoe

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