The Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, Dr. Rasheed Draman has said that Ghanaians were not happy with the two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) hence, the kind of electoral results experienced in the just-ended elections.
He explained that the changes in parliament may be as result of excessive power of the governing party, NPP who had most parliamentarians in the 7th Ghana’s parliament.
“When we look at the outcome of this election, one clear message that comes out is the fact that Ghanaians were not satisfied with the status quo.
“I mean they not satisfied with the NPP because the NPP could not get the one million plus votes they got the last time.
“They were not satisfied with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) because, the NDC tried to wrestle the one million and they got five thousand of it. So which meant that citizens were not happy with both sides.
“They were not happy because perhaps the ruling party in parliament was excessively partisan maybe that is the view of citizen when they went to vote. Maybe the NDC was excessively opposition.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who is now president-elect had 6,730,587 and the NDC’s presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama had 6,213,182.
The NPP has 137 seats in Parliament as against the NDCs 136 seats and one independent candidate.
Sene West parliamentary seat is at the centre of litigation in court.
By Kaziah Owusu Afram|3news.com|Ghana