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I'm willing to work with any party that forms the next gov't- Independent candidate
From: Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Adwoa Gyasiwaa          Published On: December 9, 2012, 00:39 GMT
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I'm willing to work with any party that forms the next gov't- Independent candidate

Jacob Osei Yeboah

The only Independent candidate contesting the December 7 general elections, Jacob Osei Yeboah says he is willing to work with any party that forms the next government.

He indicated that his motive for joining the presidential race was to serve the people of Ghana, therefore if a political party asks for his help he will gladly offer it.

Jacob Osei Yeboah, affectionately called JOY disclosed this on Adom FM Sunday. "Any government at all that wants me to help for the sake of Ghana, I will do that," he stated.

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is leading in the December polls with its candidate, President John Dramani Mahama recording 50.39 percent representing 5,032,002 of votes cast, according to provisional results.

His closest contender, Nana Akufo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) polled 4,797,297 votes, representing 48.05 per cent of the votes cast.

Joy News and Adom News Election Headquarters, are projecting a win for the president based on results from 261 constituencies across the country.

However, Jacob Osei Yeboah who conceded defeat earlier today urged the two leading contenders [NDC/NPP] to accept the outcome of the elections.

He said the absence of peace will make it very difficult for the eventual winner to rule the country and thus the country’s security should be paramount to any well-meaning Ghanaian.

Commenting on his readiness to work with the next government, JOY stated that most of his policies and programmes are very similar to that of other parties; hence he believes a partnership will make his dreams of transforming Ghana come true.

Jacob Osei Yeboah noted that this position he has taken is not for selfish gains but borne out of a desire to contribute his quota to the society.

He also condemned the various press conferences and counter press confrerences by the two leading parties prior to the official announcement of the results by the EC. He called on the President and the opposition leader to rein in their supporters in order not to undermine the Kumasi peace accord.

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