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#ElectionHQ: NPP claims victory; Urges NDC to concede defeat
Posted by admin on 7th December 2016

Source: Ghana | | GN
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is claiming victory in this year’s election even before the Electoral Commission declares final results.

According to the NPP Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu, figures at the disposal of the party suggests that Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo is in the lead with 4,600,000 votes as against 3,640,000 for the incumbent, President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The NPP says it made the projections based on 80 percent of results it has obtained nationwide.

Peter Mac Manu addressed journalists at the party’s headquarters in Accra Thursday where he asked the President Mahama to concede defeat.

The NDC also issued a press statement earlier where it claimed President Mahama was in a ‘comfortable lead’ and urged all supporters of the party to remain calm.

NDC Spokesperson, Joyce Mogtari Bawah, in the statement, said details from the party’s Parallel Vote Tabulation shows the president doing good and has entreated all supporters to wait for the EC for verified results.

Results are trickling in from all 28,992 polling stations across the country after polls closed around 5pm.

Ghanaians voted Wednesday, December 7 to elect a President and legislators to govern the country for the next four years. Nana Akufo-Addo and President John Mahama are the two main contenders.