General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketiah has challenged the New Patriotic Party’s claims that results of the 2012 Elections were manipulated by the Electoral Commission (EC) to favour his party’s candidate, John Dramani Mahama.
He said “the 2012 elections has been the most transparent, free, fair and peaceful elections ever conducted in the history of this country called Ghana.”
Mr Asiedu Nketiah was speaking at a press conference in Accra on Thursday, December 20, 2012 “to respond because the NPP seem to have misinterpreted our silence to mean complicity and have began visiting acts of violence on innocent supporters of our party whose only offence is to appear at public places in the parties colours.”
According to Mr Asiedu Nketiah, the NDC are not surprised by the stance taken by their NPP “compatriots” because “they have never learnt the art of losing graciously in any elections, trying to taint the image of the EC and other stakeholders in the electoral process and indeed Ghana, by engaging in fabrications, frivolous arguments, and unsubstantiated allegations, open falsehood and empty threats to achieve their obnoxious agenda.”
He stressed that instead of selling their message and convinceing Ghanaians in “two clear years”, the NPP decided to prepare “the minds of their followers to engage in violent reaction should they lose the election.”
He further outlined some of NPP members’ pronouncements, which, according to him, confirmed the Party’s “notoriety for political indecency, violence and confusion.”
While urging “the few courageous and reasonable voices” to “save the NPP from further embarrassment and possible total destruction as a political force in Ghana”, the NDC scribe assured his party’s supporters to continue to celebrate till “the gargantuan swearing–in ceremony of our President-elect on the 7th of January, 2013.”