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Election 2012: Go out and celebrate; NDC tells supporters
From: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com| Richard Nii Abbey          Published On: December 21, 2012, 00:00 GMT
 
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Election 2012: Go out and celebrate; NDC tells supporters

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on its members to disregard the allegations by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the NDC rigged the December 7 polls and proceed with their planned victory celebrations.

According to some senior members of the NDC, they refrained from celebrating their victory at the polls due to the perceived tension after EC Chair Dr. Afari-Gyan declared the results of the December 7 polls.

NDC Deputy General Secretary George Lawson told Joynews that the party is surprised that the NPP is interpreting their silence as evidence of complicity in the alleged electoral fraud.

President John Mahama of the NDC was declared winner of the December 7 polls afer drawing 50.70% of votes cast, compared to 47.74% for the NPP's Nana Akufo-Addo.

Following the EC's declaration of Mahama as the winner, the NPP have refused to accept the results, alleging that they have concrete evidence of widespread electoral fraud perpetuated to favor the governing NDC.

They have since announced their intention to contest the results of the polls at the Supreme Court.

But Mr. Lawson has said that they NDC’s victory was a convincing one and they are not perturbed by the NPP's accusations.

However, he cautioned party supporters to be moderate in their celebrations and to ensure that they continue to abide by the nation’s laws as they jubilate.


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