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The fraud in the December polls is tantamount to coup d’état - Kofi Jumah
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The fraud in the December polls is tantamount to coup d’état - Kofi Jumah

Maxwell Kofi Jumah

New Patriotic Party Member Of Parliament for the Asokwa constituency, Maxwell Kofi Jumah claims the rigging of the December 7 polls by the Electoral Commission (EC)is synonymous to a coup d’état.

He intimated that the resolution by the EC and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to subvert the will of Ghanaians and rob the NPP of victory is the same as to toppling a democratically elected government.

Kofi Jumah was speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Thursday.

The NPP at a press conference Monday disclosed that based on the evidence the party has gathered from 20,000 polling stations, it can prove the December polls was rigged.

Nana Akomea, NPP Communication Director said Ghanaians will be shocked at the expose the party will present at the Supreme Court to corroborate their claims.

But the NDC has called the bluff of the NPP and dared them to go to court - insisting that the election was free and fair.

However, Kofi Jumah opined that evidence available to the NPP so far has established that the EC on Election Day colluded with government to rob the NPP of victory.

He blamed the EC Chairman, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan for failing Ghanaians by allowing himself to be compromised by government.

Kofi Jumah stated that the onus lie on Dr. Afari Gyan to offer a level playing field to all political parties to ensure a free, fair and transparent elections but he [Gyan] decided to connive with the NDC to rig the polls.

“At the core of our democracy we need an Electoral Commission that is spearheaded by honest, upright and decent people and not crooks” he added.

The outgoing Asokwa MP alleged that the EC is resetting the biometric machines and inducing NPP polling agents with money to destroy all the evidence available for the court case.

Conceding that the NPP has delayed in petitioning the Supreme Court over the case, he was confident that the overwhelming evidence they have will win them the case.

Kofi Jumah said the amount of manipulation from government will not stop the NPP from going to court to seek justice for the people of Ghana.

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