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Sankofa:Statement by Mr Agyarko, NPP communications directorate on Saturday December 8 2012.




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8th December 20



Boakye Agyarko, the Campaign Manager of Nana Akufo-Addo’s campaign for President, today predicted with confidence a solid first round victory for the NPP presidential candidate.


He urged the NDC presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama, to stop making unlawful pronouncements on the electoral process and display good sportsmanship in allowing the rest of the voters, who were unable to cast their votes on December 7 to proceed on Saturday to exercise their franchise, in a transparent and lawful manner, according to the biometric process.


The NPP Campaign Manager has described the call by the President of the Republic, Friday, that voters must proceed to vote without subjecting their identity to biometric verification, as “dangerous and irresponsible,” adding, “it is the last shrill of a government which knows it has lost but is desperately seeking for any illegitimate opening to overturn the people’s mandate.”


“We are calling on the EC to stick strictly to the law, which gives voters in all polling stations where  voting  was  suspended  yesterday  an  opportunity  to  cast  their  ballots  today,  using biometric verification so that a legitimate and clear victory for Nana Akufo-Addo can be declared as quickly as possible once all votes are cast, and a transition process from Mr Mahama’s caretaker Presidency can begin.”


“Based on all the data being received, Nana Akufo-Addo is on course to win a 1st round victory with an incontestable margin.   NPP parliamentary candidates are winning seats that we had never won before. This, which is happening across the country, is a clear indication of an NPP victory, which will produce a parliamentary majority, as well, and the general performance of our parliamentary candidate is exceeding expectations.  We have challengers who have upset sitting MPs and Ministers, which shows that Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP’s vision of change and transforming Ghana has resonated with voters and has resulted in a clear victory.”


Agyarko  cited  high  turnout  in  the  Ashanti  Region,  expected  to  be  over  80%  in  the  NPP stronghold.  He also pointed out higher than usual NPP support in the Northern Region, and anemic NDC turnout in their primary stronghold, the Volta region.


Agyarko thanked voters for their patience and enthusiasm for the free and fair process.   He assured them that no one would be disenfranchised, and reiterated his call to the Electoral Commission and the security services to discharge their duties with excellence so that all voters can express their will on Saturday morning in a credible and legitimate vote.  In closing, he reiterated the NPP’s demand that the NDC Presidential Candidate, John Mahama, immediately backs  down  from  his  effort  to  stonewall  a  free,  fair,  and  legitimate vote  by  attacking  the biometric process that assures credibility and integrity of Ghanaians’ votes.

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